Participation

Current Child Studies

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Learning in two Languages: Virtual Bilingualism Study

We are learning about how 4-5 year old children develop their language skills. Help us to learn more about bilingualism and language development!

Who is eligible?

Bilingual 4-5  year old children who speak English and Spanish and are either typically developing or with language impairment.

What does participation involve?

Participation includes four 60-90 minute sessions scheduled at your convenience. Children play engaging computer games,  standardized assessments of language and thinking skills. Parents complete questionnaires and parent-child interactive activities with toys.

Why participate?

Eligible participants receive:

  • Free language evaluation of English and Spanish language skills
  • $15 for the first session, $20 for the second session, $25 for the third session, and $30 for the final session

Where does the study happen?

Virtually, through Zoom

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LAB Lab members tabling at Baby's First Halloween at the Madison Children's Museum.
LAB Lab members tabling at Baby's First Halloween at the Madison Children's Museum.

Late Talking in Two Languages Study – In Person

We are learning about how 2- and 4-year-old children develop their language skills.

Who is eligible?

2 (24-35 months) and 4-year old children who have been exposed to English and Spanish and are typically developing or with language delay.

What does participation involve?

Participation includes 2-4 sessions scheduled at your convenience. At age 2, two total sessions; at age 4, two total sessions. Each session is around 60-90 minutes, for 2-6 total hours of participation. Children complete language and thinking games, and standardized assessments. Parents complete questionnaires and parent-child interactive activities with toys.

Why participate?

  • At age 2, participants will receive a gift card of $15 after the first session, $20 after the second session, and $10 for completing all the questionnaires. This repeats again at age 4.
  • Your child will be able to choose a small prize after each session.
  • You will also receive compensation for gas mileage (at 50 cents per mile).
  • You will receive a free report of your child’s language assessments.

Where does the study happen?

UW Waisman Center: 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705

How do I get started?

Contact us:

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Dual Language Learning in Young Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) – In Person

We are learning about how 2-year-old children develop their language skills.

Who is eligible?

18-36 month old children who have been exposed to Spanish in the home and are typically developing or Autistic.

What does participation involve?

Participation includes 2-4 sessions scheduled at your convenience. Each session is around 60-120 minutes, for 3-6 total hours of participation. Children complete language and thinking games, and standardized assessments. Parents complete questionnaires and parent-child interactive activities with toys.

Why participate?

  • Participants will receive a gift card of $30 after the first session, $40 after the second session, and $50 for completing all the questionnaires.
  • You will receive compensation for gas mileage (at 50 cents per mile).
  • You will receive a free report of your child’s language assessments.

Where does this study happen?

UW Waisman Center: 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705

How do I get started?

Contact us:

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Current Adult Studies

The Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab is often recruiting adults to participate in their research. If interested in future participation, please contact us at uwbilingualismlab@waisman.wisc.edu or call us at (608) 263-5764.

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LAB team members hosting an information booth.
LAB team members hosting an information booth.