Children between 4–6 years old are needed for a paid research study

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Children between 4–6 years old are needed for a paid research study

Dr. Tina Grieco-Calub, PhD, at the University of Illinois – Chicago, is conducting a research study that is studying how face masks impact children’s ability to learn new words.

Your child may be eligible if they:

  • Are between 4 and 6 years of age.
  • Are native English speakers.
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision.
  • Have normal hearing.
  • Have no history of hearing loss or current signs of ear infections or chronic middle ear problems.
  • Have no history of cognitive, language, or global developmental delay.

Children who received speech-language services within the past 6 months are not eligible.

If you agree to participate you and/or your child will complete:

  1. Child and family questionnaires to determine your child’s eligibility for the study.
  2. Three study visits at the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) during which your child will complete cognitive and language assessments, and a word learning task. They will also receive a free hearing screening. Each study visit lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.

Families will be compensated up to $75 for their time. Free parking is available.


For more information or to see if your child is eligible, please fill out this survey and someone from our research team will reach out to you soon:


ListenUP Research Collaborative

Study line: 312-355-2736

Email: listenupatuic [dot] edu

  • Expiration Date:Thursday, December 31, 2026

Principal Investigator(s)

Tina Grieco-Calub PhD, CCC-A

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Visiting Research Scientist
  • Director for Childhood Hearing Research

tgcalubatuic [dot] edu

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