Language and Working Memory Project

Children smiling while standing in a circle.The Language and Working Memory Project is a remote study being conducted from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are currently looking for 9-12 year olds to play some computer games and complete a few language tests from their home using a dedicated laptop that we provide. We’re looking for:

  1. Children with language learning difficulties, such as specific learning disability or reading challenges, currently or at any point in their development. They may have been slow to learn new words, they may have trouble understanding directions they hear or read, or they may write sentences with lots of grammatical errors. They may also have speech-sound related difficulties, like spelling.
  2. Children who do not have a medical or developmental diagnosis, such as Autism or Down syndrome.

Families complete two visits from their home lasting about two hours each and receive $60 for their time! Scheduling is available after school and on weekends, and we are able to provide a language assessment report.

For more information, or to find out if your child is eligible, contact the Language Processes Lab by phone at 608-263-3123 or by email at This study is being conducted by principal investigator Susan Ellis Weismer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and study team member Caroline Larson, M.Ed., CCC-SLP.