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Talk To Me


Hello, welcome to "Talk to Me," a survey about the way children communicate.  Thank you for your interest in our study. Please read the following section to see if you are interested in, and eligible to complete the survey.

The people we are looking for in our current study:
1. Have a child aged18-30 months.
2. Are the primary caregiver of that child.
3. You are a stay at home parent or a parent that works part time (less than or equal to 20 hours/week).
4. Are fluent in English.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to complete our survey!  We know some of you have been bombarded with doing surveys, and filling out questionnaires, but we really hope you'll take the time to complete this survey.  We understand that your time is valuable, and we are grateful that you are contributing your time to this important piece of research.  The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.  The outcomes of your participation will be part of an overall analysis of the data, and the collective results of the project will be available to you in September, 2019 (we hope)!  Sometimes unexpected delays come up when conducting any research project.  If you would like to see the results of our study when the study is complete, please email us at Thank you!

There are three sections to this survey.  They are as follows:
1. Demographic Questions
2. Language Questionnaire - Vocabulary Checklist
3. Smartphone/Tablet Survey

The survey has to be completed in one sitting, so please be sure that you leave yourself at least 10 minutes to complete the survey. Please follow the individual directions for each section.  Remember that we are looking at a very large age range, and children will be developing language and social skills at completely different levels.  Do not be concerned if there are items on the survey that your child is not demonstrating yet, just answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. Remember that we can not use your responses if you haven't answered all of the questions in all of the required sections, so if you can, make a nice cup of tea/coffee for yourself, get cosy in your chair, and dedicate the next 10 minutes of your time to help us better understand the way children communicate.  If you don't have time today, maybe you'll come back and visit us again next week. :)

 *If you have two children who fit the criteria for this survey, please complete two separate surveys.