NeuDLL News Volume 4

Current Studies

MAPping Study

A study on how children learn words with a focus on memory, attention, and the phonology of words (the way words sound).

Participate in research on how children learn language!

We are seeking families to participate in research related to how children learn language the skills that support language development. Children between the ages of 2 and 12 years may be eligible to participate. To learn about opportunities to participate in our research, contact us via email or by phone at 206-685-2202. Click here to see our flyer for autism spectrum disorder research and here to see our flyer for fragile X syndrome research.

Expressive Language Sampling Study

The NeuDLL Lab at the University of Washington is conducting research on spoken language in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism in cooperation with two other sites in the United States. We are seeking individuals between 6 and 23 years old with autism spectrum disorder. To learn about opportunities to participate in our research, contact us via email or by phone at 206-685-2202. Click here to see our flyer.


General Expectations for Visiting the Lab

Prior to a visit

You would receive an envelope in the mail or an email that includes:
  • An appointment reminder. This will have the date and time of your appointment and the name and photo of the lab members will meet.
  • Parking instructions

General Frequently Asked Questions About the Lab

Q: Will I be with my child during a study?
A: We want to be sure that both you and your child are comfortable during your visit. You will be able to observe your child from a window into the activity room or you can remain with your child, if that is a better fit with your family. If you are in the room with your child during study activities, we would still be interested in what your child does on his or her own and would talk with you about some strategies to work towards that.

Q: Can I bring my other children with me?
A: We are happy to work with your family's schedule and needs, including other children that might attend a visit. Other children can stay with you during study activities and we can talk with you in advance about what to expect and what we can do to make the visit go smoothly.

Q: What will a visit tell me about my child?
A: Our research focuses on observing how children develop skills related to language and communication with the goal of eventually supporting those skills to help children achieve their best. Because of the design of our studies, we interpret results from groups of children. Although you would not receive individual results based on your child, study findings will be shared when they are available.

Q: What will you do with this research?
A: We will present results based on what groups of children did during study activities at professional conferences, in educational settings, and in published articles

Other Resources

National Fragile X Foundation