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Book Reading Study

Does your child love listening to books?

Researchers at the TELL Lab are looking for children to participate in a study investigating how much input children need to learn a new sentence type. This study is for 3- to 5-year-old English speaking children who do not yet say certain types of sentences and who don’t have autism, hearing impairments, or intellectual disability.

What happens during the study?

First, you would bring your child to an agreed-upon site for 1-2 screening visits. If your child qualifies to continue, we will meet with you weekly and give you books to read at home for 4 weeks. After this, 2-3 post-testing visits will measure what your child learned. Children will be paid $5-$155 for participating in the study, depending on how many visits they complete.

Where does the study take place?

We see families at locations convenient for them in their local communities, including at the University of Delaware, local schools, daycares, libraries, and community centers.

How can I learn more?

Call (302) 831-7121 or email

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