Participate in Research

**COVID-19 Information: In addition to our on-line studies that are open to adults and children, our lab on the Stanford campus has also re-opened for in-person studies! Stanford has approved the continuation of our research, which is conducted in a large well-ventilated room with enhanced health and safety measures. Those measures include face coverings, physical distancing, and regular disinfecting of all surfaces and equipment. Participants for our in-person studies must be Stanford affiliates authorized by their home department/school to visit campus for the study, and must report their health status via the Health Check tool on each day of the study.**

We maintain a database of people (adults, children and families) that are interested in participating in literacy research. Signing up for this research database is the first step to getting involved with the lab! We have studies designed for:

  • children who are struggling with learning to read
  • children who are excelling in literacy
  • children with or without dyslexia
  • college students and adults in the broader Bay Area
  • adults at all different reading levels

Studies involve a variety of methods including:

  • Online experiments through the web-browser
  • Computer based experiments
  • Educational intervention programs designed to improve reading skills
  • Educational Technology
  • Brain Imaging

Joining the research database does not mean you have to participate in any studies – it is just our means to contact you when we have a study that we think you might be interested in. When a new study is starting, people enrolled in the database might be invited to participate. All studies are conducted in person at Stanford University. If you are a parent interested in signing up more than one child, please fill out a separate form for each child.