Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Telling a Story: A Language Study

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013

Principal Investigator: C. Melanie Schuele, Ph.D.

Other researchers: Karen Barako Arndt, M.Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP

Description

What Will My Child Do?

Children will participate in standardized language assessments, audiotaped play-based conversations, and storytelling. We will tell parents what we have learned about their child's speech and language skills.

This is a study of complex language development in children with typical language skills. We are interested in how children express multiple ideas within one sentence (e.g., I think he likes cookies; Mary went home because the party was over).

We will document your child's language skills at over two visits. Each visit will take about 1 hour. Visits can take place at in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, the child’s home, or at the child’s preschool (with their permission).

Participant Criteria

Typically developing children from 2 ½ years to 5 years of age

Compensation

An age-appropriate children’s book at study completion and information about their child's speech and language skills.

Visit Requirements

2 visits within 10 days

Contact Information

Karen Barako Arndt
615-936-5256
languagelab@vanderbilt.edu

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