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ADHD – ATTENTION AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH PROJECT

12/11/2021
Shelly-Ann McMorris

Purpose of Research
The purpose of this research is to examine the communication skills of children with and without ADHD. This study has been designed to explore the behavioural and communicative characteristics of children with and without ADHD when communicating with another person. This study will help us better understand the daily communicative struggles and challenges faced by children with ADHD.

Who Can Participate? We are currently seeking children between the ages of 9-12 years old with ADHD (been diagnosed by mental health or medical professional) and without ADHD. Must be located within traveling distance of the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

What is Involved? The study would involve a 1 session visit (approximately 1 hour) to the University of Waterloo (directions and parking will be provided). Appointments are scheduled at the family’s convenience. Children are asked to play a series of fun and engaging games designed to assess their communication and language skills. Parents will be asked to fill out two questionnaires about their children’s behaviour and communication skills, as well as a brief demographic questionnaire. Parents will observe their children through a one-way mirror. In appreciation of their participation, children will receive a certificate, a small toy, and $5. Parents will have the option of receiving a result letter by mail once the data has been collected and analyzed. You can also browse our website at cognitivedevelopmentlab.uwaterloo.ca for more information on our research.

Location of Study Our study is conducted in our research lab here at the University of Waterloo and as such, participation would be open to families living in or around the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area.

How Can I Join This Study? Call 519-888-4567 x38542 or email: childresearch@uwaterloo.ca.

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