Participate

Participate

Every day, our investigators conduct research that has the potential to change people’s lives. Often we seek volunteers for those research programs. Some children and adults who volunteer may have specific conditions, while others volunteer to serve as controls, or people who don’t have those conditions. We seek a variety of participants across age, gender, disability, race and other criteria. 

We are so grateful to have families share their experiences, time, and knowledge with us. Explore studies that are recruiting volunteers below.

Kindergarten vocabulary study

KAWSTORY (Kindergarten Children Acquiring Words through STORYbook Reading)

Are you concerned about your child’s language skills? We’re currently recruiting kindergarten-eligible children for a project on vocabulary learning. Benefits of participating include:

·    A free report which may be useful in educational and clinical planning 
·    Improving your child’s vocabulary because he/she may learn some of the 30 words taught 
·    $25-$75 for your child’s time in helping us test the program 

Learn more about the KAW Story project at our website, or contact:

Mollee Pezold
Project Coordinator
wrdlrng@ku.edu
785-864-4873

Rouzana Komesidou
Project Coordinator
rkomesidou@ku.edu

 

Autism Study Volunteers needed

Autism Spectrum Disorder Study

We are currently recruiting individuals with and without ASD ages 10-35.

  • Volunteers will complete tests of motor skills and thinking abilities at KU in Lawrence.
  • We also will conduct tests of brain function at the University of Kansas medical Center in Kansas City. Theses tests are non-invasive and not involve any radiation.
  • Testing will involve 2-3 visits to our lab or the brain imaging center in KC. These visits will last 2-4 hours depending on availability.
  • Volunteers are compensated $10 per hour for their time.

If you are interested in participating please fill out this form: Enroll for ASD study now.

Adult FXTAS study banner

FXTAS in aging FMR1 premutation carriers

We are currently recruiting individuals aged 50-80 with a FMR1 premutation gene with and without FXTAS as well as individuals without a FMR1 premutation.

  • Volunteers will complete a blood draw, MRI, and tests of motor skills and thinking abilities. Our MRI tests look at brain structure and brain function and are non-invasive and do not involve any radiation.
  • Testing will involve 2-3 visits to our labs at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and KU-Lawrence. These visits will last 2-4 hours depending on availability.
  • Volunteers are compensated $10 per hour for their time.

If you are interested in participating please fill out this form: Enroll for FXTAS study now