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EMBARK ON A GRANT-SUPPORTED READING AND MATH INTERVENTION SUMMER CAMP

Does your child struggle with both reading and math?

  • The Center for the Study of Learning is conducting a research project supported by the National Institutes of Health. The goal is to reveal the brain bases of reading and math difficulty. If your child has both reading and math problems, he/she might be able to participate in the camp.
  • To determine eligibility, we will (i) conduct a phone call to obtain information on your child’s medical history and (ii) test your child at Georgetown University on reading, math, and IQ.
  • Children who are eligible will receive daily intervention (six 50min sessions per day) for 6 weeks (3 weeks of math and 3 weeks of reading intervention).
  • The interventions are provided by tutors from Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes in small groups.
  • The camp has two locations: Oakwood School in Annandale, Virginia (June 26-August 4) and Auburn School in Silver Spring, Maryland (July 3-August 11).
  • Children must attend the full duration of the camp, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3:30pm. Children must be available for testing the weekend of July 15th/16th for Oakwood School or July 22nd/23rd for Auburn School.
  • The interventions are paid for by a grant awarded to Georgetown University. The participation fee is $50 per week (i.e. $300 for the 6-week camp) to cover the administrative costs of the hosting school.
  • Children must be brought to Georgetown University by a parent for testing and non-invasive functional MRI brain scans. These sessions will take place at Georgetown University Medical Center (1) prior to the interventions, (2) between the math and reading interventions, and (3) following both interventions. All travel to Georgetown University Medical Center from the DC metro area will be reimbursed.

Eligibility is based on several factors, including:

  • aged between 8 and 12 years
  • no metal in body
  • no history of neurological or psychiatric disease

Daily Camp Schedule:

9am-11:45am: Intervention
11:45am-12:30pm: Lunch and Play
12:30pm-3:30pm: Intervention

Research Study Schedule:

  • Preliminary phone screening
  • Math and reading evaluation at Georgetown University
  • Further psychoeducational evaluation at Georgetown University
  • MRI scans at Georgetown University
  • 3-week intervention (math or reading)
  • Post-intervention psychoeducational evaluation and MRI scans at Georgetown University
  • 3-week intervention (switch to other intervention: math or reading)
  • Post-intervention psychoeducational evaluation and MRI scans at Georgetown University

Apply Today!

Contact us for more information and to find out if your child potentially meets study criteria.
Contact: Melanie Lozano at 202-687-8265 or at mcl261@georgetown.edu

Video: Learn What It Is Like To Participate In A Study

You can watch a 4-minute video that describes some of the activities that you would become involved in should you participate in one of our research studies.

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Your participation in any of our studies provides no direct benefit to you. Depending on your age you may be paid or receive a small gift to compensate for your time. In some cases you will be provided with the results of your reading evaluation and related measures. However, we would not be able to provide you with data relating to the MRI portion of a study. We thank our participants for volunteering in our studies and for helping us in meeting our research goals.

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