Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies related to Parents of children with typical development

Current as of 4/20/2014

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Overview

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Brain Imaging Study of New Methods for Identifying Alzheimer Disease

    Looking for:

    Adults in 3 groups:

    • 60 years and older with memory problems or Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • 60 and older who have mild/early-stage Alzheimer Disease
    • 60 and older with NO memory problems or diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease

    Compensation:

    $20 per hour: The study will take approximately 9 hours total, which can be spaced out over 2, 3 or 4 days, at your convenience.

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Building Healthy and Happy Families

    Looking for:

    Mothers and children (ages 8, 9, or 10)

    Mother has had mood problems (i.e., depression) during child’s life

    Compensation:

    Eligible mothers receive $100 at the completion of the study. Each session, children choose a small gift and keep the quarters earned on the computer game.

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Child Emotion Survey

    Looking for:

    Typically developing children between 5 and 13

    with or without anxiety or depression

    with or without help from an adult

    Compensation:

    Kids who finish are entered for a $50 gift card drawing. There is also an opportunity for parents to complete an optional questionnaire for an additional entry in the drawing for the $50 gift card.

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Does your child like to play computer games?

    Looking for:

    Children 6 to 18 with or without an autism spectrum disorder who

    are likely to be comfortable working on a computer for 2 hours

    can verbally respond to a task

    have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing

    Compensation:

    $10 gift card per hour of study completed

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How hard can it be to listen?

    Looking for:

    6-to-12 year olds and their parents

    School age 6-12 year-olds in these 4 groups:

    • bilateral hearing loss (confirmed or suspected)
    • hearing loss in only one ear (confirmed or suspected)
    • language impairment (confirmed or suspected)
    • typical language and hearing development

    Compensation:

    Up to $300 for completion and results of hearing, language and academic tests

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Infants' language development

    Looking for:

    Typically developing infants between 19 months – 21 months

    who were born within 3 weeks of their due date

    who have had less than 4 ear infections

    who hear English spoken at least 70% of the time

    Compensation:

    Children receive a toy or a book for taking part

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Is your child Quiet or Cautious?

    Looking for:

    Healthy children 8 to 10 years old who are very quiet or cautious

    Compensation:

    See details in description

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Is your child Shy or Outgoing?

    Looking for:

    Healthy children 8 to 10 years old, in one of two groups:

    1) Children who are very outgoing

    2) Children who are very shy

    Compensation:

    Yes, see study description for details.

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Learn About your Child's Reading Abilities!

    Looking for:

    10 to 14 year old children

    with and without reading disabilities

    Compensation:

    up to $150 (check mailed to your home after the study is completed - $75 for academic tests, $75 for MRI).

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Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

    Looking for:

    Adults between the ages of 21 and 60 who can provide a confirmed diagnosis of schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder

    The parent, sibling, or adult child(ren) of persons with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder whose affected family member will share documentation of their diagnosis.

    Compensation:

    $20 hour for time plus travel

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Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

    Looking for:

    Healthy Caucasian adults between 50 and 80 years old who do NOT currently have:

    • psychological disorder ( Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia);
    • Neurological disorder (Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia)
    • History of brain surgery, head trauma, or stroke.

    Compensation:

    $20 hour for time plus travel

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Talk, Talk, Talk: The Emergence of Language

    Looking for:

    • Typically developing children
    • 12 months to 6 years

    Compensation:

    Children receive a toy or book

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Telling a Story: A Language Study

    Looking for:

    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.

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