Fair to Showcase Children and Family Research
Nov. 1, 2011
UT Dallas’ Center for Children and Families invites community members to the Richardson campus on Nov. 3 to learn about research advances and opportunities to participate in ongoing study projects.
The center’s second annual Research Fair will showcase the center’s research examining different areas of psychological development from infancy through adulthood.
Faculty and staff from the center, which is part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, will discuss their latest research and share information about resources such as screening and referral services available to parents through the center.
The center was established three years ago to promote optimal child development. It offers an array of clinical and community outreach activities, focusing primarily on parenting healthy families, strengthening interpersonal relationships and enhancing thinking and learning.
Visitors to the event will learn about significant advances in research related to parent and child relationships, infant development, autism, peer relations and communication disorders.
Parents interested in participating or having their children take part in research projects also can hear about opportunities and enroll.
The research fair will take place on Nov. 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms of the Student Union Building. Refreshments will be served. For more information on how to participate in the fair or to find out about research opportunities, visit the Center for Children and Families website.
Children in the Speech Processing Lab identify pictures flashed on a computer screen as part of research into listening ability and understanding of basic words.
The Infant Learning Project studies what young babies learn and remember about their earliest experiences. The sessions are videotaped for review later.