Neuro-Cognition of Literacy in Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Principal Investigator: James Booth, Ph.D.

Other researchers: Rachel Watkins, Au.D.


The Brain Development Lab is recruiting children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing, from ages 10 to 13 to participate in a research study that examines how children learn to read. This study will involve two visits, each lasting around 1.5 hours..

Visit 1: Your child will complete standardized testing and a mock MRI scan, where he/she will lea how to do the judgment tasks that will be used during the real MRI.

Visit 2: Your child will do judgment tasks in a real MRI scanner and complete a hearing test.

Find out if your child is eligible to participate by completing this short questionnaire!

Participant Criteria

10-13 year old children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing


Children will be paid via gift card at a rate of $20/hour of participation and parents will also be paid via gift card for transportation expenses.

Visit Requirements

1 visit to Vanderbilt Peabody Campus and 1 visit to Vanderbilt Institute for Imaging Sciences.


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