Research Study for Children With Reading Difficulties
What is the purpose of this study?
Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial
or clinical study, to compare the brain activity of children with reading
difficulties to that of typical readers following reading training.
Who can participate?
Children 8 to 12 years old who have diagnosed
with a reading disability and have no history of mental illness or head trauma
may be eligible to participate. Families
need to have access to a computer at home to participate.
What is involved?
Participation in this research study will
involve 3 study visits. A detailed list of procedures will be provided to parents
or guardians interested in knowing more about this study. Here are some of the procedures:
have a reading and cognitive assessment
have an MRI scan of their brain and be asked to complete reading, memory
and response tasks while being scanned
receive training about a computerized reading program that he/she will be
asked to do at home
asked about your child’s behavior, school performance, relationships with
family and friends, medical history, treatment and medication
asked to help your child with a computerized reading program at home
What are the benefits?
child will not receive a direct medical benefit from participating in this
study. However, the information learned
from this study may benefit other children who have reading problems in the
Will I get all the facts about the study?
interested in having their child participate will be given a consent form that
thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form covers all of the procedures, the
risks, the benefits, the pay, whom to contact with questions or concerns and
more. A member of the study staff will
review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions
What are the risks and discomforts of the study?
If your child does receive the MRI scan,
he/she may experience some mild discomfort, due to the noise produced by the
scanner. He/she will be provided with earplugs and headphones to reduce the
noise level. If your child feels
uncomfortable while in the scanner, he/she can be removed at any point. Other
possible discomforts will be discussed with parents or guardians interested in
learning more about the study.
Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?
may receive up to $100 for time and travel.
Who should I contact for more information?
of Child Psychiatry
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MLC 3014
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Children’s Hospital Medical Center