Engagement State Predictors of Language and Social Communication

The study will examine whether specific types of caregiver-child interactions have a relationship to later language and social communication.

Angie Thijs2

Seeking Child Participants (8-26 mos) for Research Study

Eligible Participants:

  • Children 8-26 months of age with no developmental delay or siblings with developmental delay
  • Must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver

The study will involve:

  • Two separate visits to Boston College with your child aged 8-26 months, 8 months apart. Visits last 75 and 45 minutes, respectively
  • Assessment of child language and social communication
  • Two videotaped play interaction sessions
  • Completion of a questionnaire prior to each visit
  • You will be paid a stipend of $50 for your time

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Dr. Kristen Bottema-Beutel, Assistant Professor, Lynch School of Education, Boston College