Online Language Study for Children

The Language Acquisition and Brain Laboratory (QLAB) at the University of Delaware directed by Zhenghan Qi, MD/PhD,  is looking for participants for an online study to understand language learning in children.

Is my child eligible?

We are looking for participants who:

    • Are either typically developing or have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • Are between the ages of 6 and 9

    • Are native English speakers

What does the study involve?

This study involves completing fun language and cognitive puzzles to understand visual and auditory learning in children.

It currently consists of two parts, each lasting about an hour. In the first part, we will tell you about our games and complete 3 activities together (2 talking games and 1 picture-matching game) via a Zoom meeting. In the second, self-paced part, you will complete two parent surveys and your child will complete alien-themed activities.

We will send you a $20.00 Amazon gift card when you complete the study to compensate you for your time.

The video below provides an introduction to the study. The study has changed quite a bit since we made this video. However, the video is still a good way to learn more. We will soon be incorporating an in-lab portion with an MRI scan for interested families. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the eligibility form below or contact us.


I’m interested and would like to learn more. What should I do?

Please fill out the Contact and Eligibility Form here.

If you have more than one child interested in participating, please fill it out once for each child.

Please note: We are currently only looking for families who are located in the United States.

You can also contact the Language Acquisition and Brain Laboratory directly at (302) 831-3851 or at


Thank you very much for supporting research in this field!