For Parents

If you are a parent and you are interested in participating in our studies or would like to find out more about our research, give us a call at 206-616-6210 or email us at You can also enroll your child in the Communication Studies Participant Pool at

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is my child eligible for your studies?
We are currently recruiting 10-, 14-, and 18-month-olds to be in a study about aspects of social-cognitive development.

How long is the visit?
The testing itself only takes about 10-15 minutes, but the full visit is about 45 minutes to an hour. We allow time for going over the study before and after the testing session, as well as time for your baby to get comfortable in the new space.

Where is your lab located?
We are at the University of Washington, at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS). For more detailed directions, visit our contact info page.

Will my infant be with me the whole time?
Yes, you and your child will remain together throughout the entire visit.

What if I have other children?
Feel free to bring them along! We typically have research staff who can watch your siblings in our family lobby.

Will I be able to see results of the study?
If you are interested, we will take down your contact information and send you publications as they are released. Also, check out our research page for previous findings!