Signing Up for a Study

Question: How does study sign up work?

Answer: Once you are added to our study list, we will contact you when you or your child is the perfect age for one of our active studies! Here you will receive the information about the study and have the opportunity to ask questions prior to deciding if you would like to participate. Once you decide to participate, we will find a time that fits your schedule. Click here to sign up!

Question: Do I have to have kids to participate?

Answer: Absolutely not! We have studies for adults that do not require kids.

Question: Can I bring multiple children to an appointment?

Answer: Definitely! When scheduling, our researchers will ask you if you are bringing any other children. We will make sure there’s someone available to watch your other children in our play space which has lots of fun toys. We also may have a study that works for all of your other children. This way, each one of them can participate in one of our studies.

Study Information

Question: Do the neuroimaging machines hurt?

Answer: Absolutely not! Please refer to our “NeuroImaging” tab on our website for more information.

Question: Can you tell me anything about my child’s development from this study?

Answer: No, we cannot comment on your child’s development. We conduct research studies whose principal aim is to determine how children develop as a group. This means that we are unable to make individual assessments.

When I Arrive

Question: How do I get to your lab?

Answer: Our lab is located on the ninth floor of 300 George Street, New Haven Connecticut 06511. We will provide you with step by step instructions on how to get here when you sign up for a study.

Question: Is your lab stroller friendly?

Answer: Of course! The lab space is very stroller friendly. To get to the lab, you will take an elevator to the ninth floor!


Question: I see you have many partnerships. Are you a part of one school in particular?

Answer: Our lab is a part of Haskins Laboratories. Haskins Laboratories is an independent, international, multidisciplinary community of researchers conducting basic research on spoken and written language. Exchanging ideas, fostering collaborations, and forging partnerships across the sciences, it produces groundbreaking research that enhances our understanding of—and reveals ways to improve or remediate—speech perception and production, reading and reading disabilities, and human communication. Haskins Laboratories has long-standing, formal affiliations with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. We also have collaborations and partnerships, both formal and informal, with other institutions and groups around the world. For more information, check out the Haskins website.