If your child participates, what will they be doing?
During the phone interview, we will ask you and your child some questions about your child’s family background, behaviors, academic history, mental and physical health, as well as your own mental health and substance use history. All the information that you give us is confidential. This means we do not give your child the information you give us and we also do not give you any information from your child. We also do not share any information with your child’s school, family, or anyone else.
Puzzles and Games
The first session is our Puzzles and Games session (also known as the testing session) which takes approximately 2-3 hours. During this time your child will complete measures that evaluate thinking, attention, and memory abilities, and will complete various questionnaires.
The second session is the MRI scan which lasts 2 hours, although your child will only be in the scanner for about 1 hour. During this time, your child will have various pictures taken of his/her brain and may be asked to perform a variety of thinking, attention, and decision making tasks.
For the third and last session, we will have a trained lab professional take a sample of your child’s blood. During this time we will also record his/her height, weight, and vital signs.