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K-State Today

January 24, 2017



Participants needed for infant research study including play session, infant eye tracking

By Erin Schwant

The Infant Language and Learning Lab in the early childhood unit of the School of Family Studies and Human Services seeks participants who are between 19 to 23 weeks — or between 5-6 months — of age, weighed between 5-10 pounds at birth and were born between 37-41 weeks gestation.

The purpose of the study is to look at differences in infant behavior during minor stress through observation and documentation with eye tracking. Mothers will remain with infants at all times. The research will be conducted through a single, 60-minute play and engagement session, which will include brief eye-tracking.

The study will take place at the Infant Language and Learning Lab on the Kansas State University campus. Participants' mothers will be asked to complete paperwork regarding their pregnancy and the infant's birth history. Infants will complete developmental screening. Participants will receive a board book upon completion of their visit. Participation is voluntary and you may choose to stop at any time.

Please contact Erin Schwant at erin03@k-state.edu or 785-532-2355 if you are interested in participating or would like additional information. This study has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and has received approval No. 8292.