The Kindergarten Study
Principal Investigator - Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.
IS YOUR CHILD STARTING KINDERGARTEN in 2016?
Dr. Natacha Akshoomoff and her colleagues at UCSD are conducting a study to learn more about children as they grow. Some children who were born very early have problems in school while other children do well. We want to learn why some children develop differently and how to help them. We are also interested in children who were not born early so we can have a more complete picture of how children learn.
Who may be eligible to participate in this study?
- Children who were born premature (less than 33 weeks) and will be starting kindergarten in 2016
- Children who were born full term (38 to 41 weeks) and will be starting kindergarten in 2016
What is involved?
- Child-friendly activities that measure learning, problem solving, and other skills
- Measures of brain development
Study visits take place at the UCSD main campus in La Jolla
Scheduling is flexible and we will work with your schedule, including sessions on weekends
Parking will be provided for all study visits
What will my child and I get from being in this study?
- A brief summary of your child's performance on the standardized tests and a picture of your child's brain
- Up to $170 in compensation for time and travel
- We will follow up with your child as he or she starts first grade and second grade
Want more information?
Please visit our website or contact Stephanie Torres at 858-822-4953 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact Dr. Akshoomoff at 858-822-2757 or e-mail at email@example.com.