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June 1st, 2021

Supporting School Readiness Online

Supporting School Readiness Online

School readiness is especially important in this year of the pandemic.

We are researchers from McGill University, who are studying children’s readiness for school especially when engaged with digital materials.

If your child can communicate in English and is between the ages of 4 and 5, they can participate in our study.

The study includes three online sessions, approximately 30 minutes each.

Your child will:

  • Participate in activities that test early reading skills, attention, control, and memory.
  • Share a story, retell the story, and answer questions about the story.

You will receive information about aspects of your child’s school readiness. Your child will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card and recommendations for appropriate digital apps or storybooks for preschool aged children. We will learn about effective strategies to support school readiness online.

This study is being conducted under the supervision of Professor Susan Rvachew, Ph.D., S-LP (C) at the McGill School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  For more information and to find out how to participate, please contact Dahlia Thompson (PhD Candidate) at dahlia.thompson@mail.mcgill.ca.

You can also access a copy of our study consent form here.

Take part in a research study

BRAMS (International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research) is a unique laboratory dedicated to research excellence in the study of music and auditory cognition with a focus on neuroscience. BRAMS is located in Montreal and jointly affiliated with the University of Montreal and McGill University.


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Pavillon Marie-Victorin, Local A-108
90 Vincent-d’Indy Ave., Outremont, QC H2V 2S9

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BRAMS / UdeM Département de psychologie
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, QC H3C 3J7

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514 343-6111 ext. 3167

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