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Want to find out more about your child’s development?

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity at no cost for families with children under 18. If your child qualifies, we will do a number of tasks to assess your child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Our ultimate hope is that the findings from this study will help children, families and schools better address learning differences.

Can we take part?

We are looking for typically developing children, preferably between the ages of 7-13. You must be able to have an MRI done to participate in our study.

What will we be asked to do?

First, get in touch with us by email at You will be asked to fill out a few questionnaires at home, or over the phone. Then you will be asked to come into the UCSF campus for your child to complete a short screen. If eligible for the study, they will receive an MRI and additional cognitive testing. We ask that participants come in for one full day of testing, but can be flexible with our time commitment if needed.

What’s in it for us?

Participants can earn between $20-40 in compensation and a picture of their brain upon completion. Parking will also be compensated.