Invitation to Participate in Research
An Exploration of Needs for Children with Learning Challenges
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study to improve knowledge of the needs for children (Kindergarten – Grade 8) with learning challenges. To take part, families must suspect that a learning challenge is negatively impacting their childs academic, behaviour, or socio-emotional functioning, and have not received a formal psychological assessment of their childs learning challenges.
Children with learning challenges present with a variety of academic, behavioural, and socio-emotional challenges. This study will explore the range of needs a child might be experiencing prior to receiving a psychological assessment. However, this study is not intended to provide a formal diagnosis.
HOW IT WORKS:
As a parent or caregiver, you will be asked to take part in a 1.5 hour study taking place at the Child and Youth Development Clinic. The study will include:
- Questionnaires examining your child’s learning, behaviour, or social-emotional skills
- An audio recorded interview (Note: families may request that a second researcher be present to transcribe the interview as an alternative to audio-recording)
Note: Interested parents participate in a telephone screening with a research assistant to determine eligibility prior to scheduling the study visit.
If you would like more information on this study, please contact the researcher at the contact information below.