Children's Learning Clinic - IV
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Our research clinic is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. The CLC-IV is associated with the Ph.D. graduate program in Clinical Psychology at UCF.
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New Exciting Research Opportunity
The Children’s Learning Clinic-IV (CLC-IV) in the Psychology Department at UCF is looking for children with ADHD as well as typically developing boys and girls (boys and girls without serious mental health disorders) between 8-12 years old to participate in a research study. The aim of the project is to better understand the complex relationship among children’s attention, memory, activity level, and brain functioning. In exchange for your child’s participation, we will provide parents with a free comprehensive evaluation that includes a standardized intelligence (WISC-IV) and academic achievement assessment, a comprehensive assessment of your child’s short-term memory, working memory, long-term memory, visual problem solving abilities, vigilance, and objective measurement of activity level. All parents receive a comprehensive report detailing the results of the assessment, and specific recommendations relevant to optimizing learning and memory in their children. A telephone interview (~10 minutes) asks questions about your child’s behavior to determine initial project eligibility. Standardized parent and teacher questionnaires are sent subsequently to parents in stamped envelopes. Participation in the project requires attendance for 2-4 sessions to complete historical and developmental interviews (parent) and standardized testing (child), as well as four, 3-hour visits scheduled one-week apart on Saturdays during the academic year (exceptions for children who are home schooled and can attend on weekdays) and on week days during the summer months to assess memory and other cognitive abilities. Children’s cognitive abilities (e.g., working memory, interference control) will also be assessed using the non-invasive, innovative brain imaging technique (fNIRS: functional near-infra red spectroscopy) while they complete several of the cognitive tasks. Children play games during multiple breaks and receive a prize for their participation each week. If you would like more information about the project please contact the CLC-IV (407) 823-5773 or Dr. Mark Rapport, CLC-IV Director, at Mark.Rapport@ucf.edu.