Biotots: Pre-School Language Development


Calling all 3 and 4 year olds!

We are conducting a study on language, learning, and brain development in young children! In this longitudinal study, we will be tracking children as they learn to read by testing them once a year. Ultimately, we are interested in relating brain activity to how children learn to read and hear in challenging listening environments like noisy classrooms.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Monolingual 3 and 4 year olds who do not have a history of seizures, autism spectrum disorders, or hearing loss

WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO DURING THIS STUDY?

  • Undergo a brief hearing screening
  • Participate in games testing cognitive, memory, and pre-reading abilities
  • Play a drum as part of our rhythm investigation
  • Perform perceptual and attention tasks using an Ipad and computer
  • Watch movies while having their brainwaves monitored by safe, completely non-invasive sensors
  • Get paid $10 an hour for their time

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD PARTICIPATE?

  • A uniquely-designed lab t-shirt upon completing the study
  • Free hearing screening
  • Learning about science along the way – we are used to fielding lots of questions from curious children and adults
  • A quarterly newsletter keeping you up to date on our current research and fun extras like recipes
  • he knowledge that you helped us find a way to better target speech and reading assistance to children who need it

I’M INTERESTED – NOW WHAT?

  • If you are interested, please email biototsresearch@gmail.com or give us a call at 847-491-2457. A member of our team will give you more information
  • We will find a time that works best for you and your child – weekday or weekend
  • You will receive directions and parking information, along with a confirmation ~24 hours in advance
  • When you arrive, a member of our team will bring you a parking pass and we’ll begin

Ready to watch a movie!

Awesome t-shirts!

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

SEE WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO – WE’VE MADE HEADLINES!