October 16, 2012

Pre K, kindergarten and first graders needed for math development study

This study looks at changes in children’s math, reading and attention skills during early schooling. Researchers want to see how school activities in Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade help these skills develop, as well as how these skills grow and change over time.

Families are invited to participate in this research by coming to the lab to work one-on-one with a member of research team members to do some school-like activities and computer games involving numbers. These tasks will take roughly two hours to complete.

Families will be invited back to the lab for a follow-up within nine to 12 months. The same tests will be repeated so that the changes over the course of the school year can be seen. Following each visit parents will receive a score report with information about their child’s performance.

Participant Criteria
Children in first grade, kindergarten and pre-K (the year before kindergarten) who are typically developing.

Children receive toys worth about $10 for each visit. Families are reimbursed for mileage at each visit.

Contact Information
Hilda Fehd, Ph.D.