Study of Attention Skills in English and Spanish-Speaking Children

Clinical Trial Title

Study of attention skills in English and Spanish-speaking children with and without language impairment.

Contact Information

Kerry D. Ebert, BS, MA

Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

This study examines attention skills in children with language impairment (also called language disorder or language-based learning disability) who are learning 1 language or 2 languages. Children who participate will complete assessments of language, hearing, cognition, and attention.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are 6-8 years old.
  • Speak only English or both Spanish and English.
  • Have language impairment or typical language development.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Have a hearing loss.
  • Have autism spectrum disorder.
  • Have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Have a cognitive or intellectual disability.

This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Kerry D. Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP

Contact Information

Kerry D. Ebert, BS, MA

(312) 563-6034


Rush University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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