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By participating in a research study, you can help us establish effective treatments and help us learn about the causes and nature of childhood mental health challenges.

You may also, depending on the study, receive significant reduction in treatment costs or receive treatment free of charge.

All of our research studies are completely voluntary; you may opt out at any time without penalty.

Studies  

Seeking babies between 1 and 18 months old to study baby language development
Buscamos bebés entre 1 y 18 meses para estudiar el desarrollo del lenguaje del bebé

Participate in a new research study! We are interested in the father's role in baby language development. The study can be done from your home and includes: 1) Two surveys taken on your phone or computer, and 2) One weekend voice recording in your home, using recorders and fun baby vests that we send you. You will receive $90 for participating in this study. For more information, please view this flyer or contact Lili Correa at (206) 713-3023 or lingscl@uw.edu.

¡Participe en un nuevo estudio de investigación! Estamos interesados en el papel del padre en el desarrollo del lenguaje del bebé. El estudio se puede realizar desde su casa e incluye: 1) Responder dos encuestas por teléfono o computadora, 2) Grabar sus voces durante un fin de semana en su casa, utilizando grabadoras y divertidos chalecos para bebé que le enviaremos. Recibirá $90 por participar en este estudio. Para obtener información adicional, por favor vea este volante o comuníquese con Lili Correa (206) 713-3023 o lingscl@uw.edu.

Seeking typically developing infants and children (3 months through 6 years of age)

We invite you to participate in our cutting-edge research at the Infant Development Lab. We are recruiting typically developing infants and children (3 months through 6 years of age) for our exciting study establishing the basic building blocks of social, cognitive, and language development. The study involves: 1) Two or more virtual Zoom 1-hour visits to fit your schedule; 2) Your child watching interesting videos of people or objects; 3) Receiving $40 - $90 for your time and effort. For more information or to enroll, email us at babylab@fiu.edu or call 305-348-2842. Visit our web page to sign up and for additional information about our research. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Individual Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)  

Free evidence-based treatment program where youth (ages 3-17) learn healthy ways of coping with their feelings, while caregivers learn stress management, parenting and behavior management skills, and communication skills. As a result, caregivers are better able to manage their own emotional distress and support their child more effectively. Read the TF-CBT flyer, Call 305-348-5885 or email tfcbt@fiu.edu for more information.

Seeking children (grades K - 7) for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 school year

The Positive Academic Supports in Schools (PASS) program is a research program for students (Grades Kindergarten through 7th) who could benefit from extra support in the classroom with staying on-task and following directions. There is no fee for participating in this study. All progress monitoring and treatment are provided free of charge as part of the study. Visit the PASS page learn more.

Seeking children entering grades 1 - 5 for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 school year

The Adaptive Supports Provided in Regular Education Settings (ASPIRES) Program is a research program for elementary-aged students who could benefit from extra help with concentration, staying on-task, and following directions in the classroom. There is no fee for participating in this study. All progress monitoring reports and treatments are provided as part of the study. Visit the ASPIRES page learn more or call (305) 348-1303.

Seeking children who have never been diagnosed with a mental or behavioral disorder (ages 4-6)

The Department of Psychology at FIU is currently conducting a study on the brain and spatial abilities in young children (ages 4-6) who've never been diagnosed with a mental or behavioral disorder. Participants will spend about 30 minutes to an hour completing an MRI brain scan and an hour completing learning and spatial memory tasks. Families will receive a $75 cash and a small toy for their child's participation in the study. Interested families: complete the screener, call 305-348-9055 or email plsd@fiu.edu.

Seeking children (ages 4 - 6) who've never been diagnosed with a mental or behavioral disorder

The S.E.L.F.-Regulation Lab and the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at FIU are providing families with children with feedback about their children’s school readiness and physical health. Families will receive $300 in gift cards and free gifted testing. To see if you qualify for a free assessment, please contact Dr. Paulo Graziano's S.E.L.F.-Regulation Lab (selfreg@fiu.edu or 305-348-1833) or read this flyer.

Seeking children(ages 4 - 6) with attention or behavioral difficulties (those diagnosed or expected to have ADHD)

The S.E.L.F.-Regulation Lab is offering free summer services to families in order to understand the development of attention and how children control their emotions. Families will receive $300 in gift cards, free academic testing, and a free summer camp! To see if you qualify, please contact Dr. Paulo Graziano's S.E.L.F.-Regulation Lab (selfreg@fiu.edu or 305-348-1833) or read this flyer.

Seeking 4 - 6-year-olds and their mothers for a children's STEM learning study

FIU's Project on Language and Spatial Development is looking for 4 - 6-year-olds and their mothers who have access to a computer and Zoom for a 90-minute video session. Participants will be compensated with a $50 Amazon gift card. To find out if you're eligible, visit https://tinyurl.com/hsescreener or contact ngarc210@fiu.edu

Seeking children (ages 6 to 9) & their caregivers to help us understand how families get along in their everyday lives

The Technological Interventions for Ecological Systems (TIES) Lab at the FIU Center for Children and Families is using mobile devices to study the everyday lives of parents/caregivers. This study is limited to children who are approximately 6-9 years old in South Florida. Families will be compensated $200. For more information, please read the TIES Lab flyer or call (305) 684-3905 or email tieslab@fiu.edu

Seeking parents and caregivers of children ages 6-12

Free 12-week evidence-based program providing interactive, skill-based support for parents and caregivers of children with behavioral challenges. We will help you navigate tough challenges and provide you with effective strategies to promote positive changes in your child's home and school behavior. For more information, visit The Incredible Years® page, read The Incredible Years® flyer or call 305-348-0477. 

Seeking parents and their child (ages 7-13) with or without an ADHD diagnosis to learn how parents teach their children about emotions

The ABC ERICA Lab is investigating how parents teach their children about emotions, how a child's body reacts when they are feeling certain emotions, and how cultural background influences the way children learn about and express emotions. Both children and parents will be asked to fill out questionnaires and engage in tasks with while their heart activity and breathing is measured. Parents are compensated $70 and children are given $30 and a small toy prize for a 2.5 to 3 hour visit, and then, 6 months later $25 to complete an online survey, and 1 year later $25 to complete the online survey again. Call 305-501-0916 or email abc.ericalab@gmail.com for more information or to enroll.

Seeking parents and their child (ages 7-12) with or without an ADHD diagnosis to understand youth brain development and to learn how children manage their emotions

The ABC ERICA Lab is investigating how children with and without ADHD experience and manage emotions, how a child's body reacts when they are feeling certain emotions, and how the brain both creates and manages emotions. Both children and parents will be asked to fill out questionnaires and the child will engage in tasks with while their heart activity and breathing is measured during a non-invasive fMRI. Parents are compensated $100 and children are given a small toy prize (worth $15-20) for two visits ranging (1-2 hours). Call 305-501-0916 or email abc.ericalab@gmail.com for more information or to enroll.

Help us understand how the brain works! (Ages 8-12)

The reaction time variability (RTV) study is looking for children between the ages of 8-12 years with and without ADHD to participate in a fMRI brain imaging study. The RTV study aims to improve the lives of children with attention, behavior, and academic problems by examining brain functioning in kids. Participating children will receive $80 in gift cards and a photo of their brain! For more information about the study, see the RTV study flyer. To find out if your child qualifies for the study, please email rtv-study@fiu.edu or call 305-348-8497.

Seeking children (ages 8-12 years old) for online study

The Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) is recruiting participants for a study investigating how children's ways of thinking are associated with academic, learning, and social difficulties. For having your child play computer games that measure impulsivity and working memory, your family would receive $40, and your child may receive an additional $5. This study would be completed via the internet from the comfort of your home. Read the flyer by clicking here.

Seeking children ages 10-13 for a study on sleep, emotion and memory

REMEDY Research Group and the Memory and Development Lab are currently looking for 10- to 13-year-olds to enroll in a study on the relationship between sleep, emotion, and memory. Participants can earn up to $200; some children will be randomly selected to stay overnight at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and may earn an additional $100. Learn more about the EMU Study.

Novel treatment to help your child (10-14) overcome their social anxiety

Does your 10- to 14-year-old get nervous or scared in social situations (school, restaurants, social gatherings)? He or she may qualify to participate in a research study to reduce their social anxiety. If eligible, your child will be randomly assigned to one of two interactive computer programs. Eligible participants will complete eight 15-minute sessions during a four-week period and will be compensated for their time. Email capp@fiu.edu or call 305-348-1937 to learn more.ayb