The child will receive a battery of developmental and play-based sensory assessments. In addition, some families that qualify may be asked to participate in other components of the project, including an analysis of videos from the infancy period, an EEG study that analyzes brain waves, and/or an eye-tracking task to learn more about the nature of sensory responses to novel auditory or visual stimuli. The time commitment varies (5 to 9 hours) depending upon which components you participate in.
• All families will receive a summary of results of the developmental and sensory assessments for their child.
• Families of children who complete the EEG will also receive a certificate with a picture of your child's brain waves
• All families will receive financial incentives (between $25 and $220 depending upon which components of the project you complete.)
Mileage reimbursement is available for families who are traveling more than 20 miles each way
For more information about The Sensory Experiences Project (SEP), visit
If you are interested in participating in the project, please call toll free at 1-800-514-9981 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEP is funded by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (Grant# HD42168). The Principal Investigator is Dr. Grace Baranek. This study has been reviewed and approved by the UNC Biomedical Institutional Review Board (IRB # 07-1926).