Participate in Research

Participate in Research

We are currently recruiting participants including both youth and adults, including a range of professionals, to get involved in our research across a number of studies. Read more about our ongoing research, and feel free to get in touch to volunteer for participation or ask questions.

Evaluating Reading Performance and Self-Understanding in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Who can be involved? We are inviting school-age children between the ages of 8 to 12 with and without prenatal exposure to alcohol and/or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in this study.

What will I be asked to do? Children who volunteer to participate will be asked to answer questions about their reading perceptions and experiences, and to complete activities related to reading, thinking and problem-solving. Caregivers (I.e., guardians with legal decision-making power for the child) will be asked to answer questions about their child’s behaviour and background (including medical and mental health history, demographic information, etc.). Participation in this study can be done in one or more sessions with at least one session being in person. Participation will take an estimated 2.5 hours in total.

Get involved! If you would like to participate or find out more about this study, please contact us by email: planlab@uoguelph.ca or phone: 518-824-4129, extension 53622.

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants (REB #23-04-018).

FASD Identification and Screening Practices in Legal Contexts

Survey

Who can be involved? We are inviting professionals, clinicians and service providers who work in forensic and legal contexts to participate in an online survey examining practices around identifying and screening for FASD. The goal of this research is to better understand current practices and needs to inform the development of helpful tools and resources to support improved recognition, understanding, and support of people with FASD in criminal justice contexts. We are interested in hearing from those with and without experience identifying or screening for FASD in their role. 

Get involved! The survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. If you would like to participate or find out more about this study, you can access the survey here https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnfYFcE7KUfq68e, or contact us at planlab@uoguelph.ca or by phone: 518-824-4129, extension 53622 

Legal Decision-Making in Youth

Who can be involved? We are inviting youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 with and without FASD who currently reside in Canada and speak English to participate in this study.

What will I be asked to do? The private meeting will take up to 2.5 hours, over one or two sessions, with breaks. Currently, the study meetings are taking place virtually via Microsoft Teams. Participants will be asked to read stories about a crime, make legal decisions, and answer interview questions about themselves, their decision-making, and knowledge of the legal system. Finally, participants will be asked to do some problem-solving activities to better understand their thinking and decision-making. Participants will get up to $40 for participating in this study, including $35 for their time, and an opportunity to win an additional $5 in prize money when you play a computerized game.

Get involved! If you would like to participate and find out more about the study, please contact us by email.



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