Thursday, March 01, 2007

Want to know more about your baby's vocabulary?

I've recently volunteered to participate in a research conducted by NUS... I was exposed to this recruitment exercise since Tim was 6 months old... but that time Tim was too young for the research hence didn't bother much about it... but I saw the recruitment exercise was still on even after 8 months later... so decided, ok, help and k-poh a bit... since I'm also curious what the research is all about...
A group of researchers in NUS are trying to learn about what the typical size of infants' vocabularies would be in the age range of 12mths-30mths in Singapore; these vocabulary norms may also help them identify language-delayed children and develop screening tools in the future to help these children.

Dr Tan Seok Hui, who is part of the research team told me briefly over the phone that this research commenced in Jan 2006 and they were hoping to have at least a pool of 300 babies in order to make this research more robust...however, to date, they have only managed to garner 90+ babies... and they are DESPERATE!!! The research is due to end by Dec 2007... so I hope to be able to help her here... by appealing to all the blogging mummies who have children age 12mths - 30mths to extend a little help to her...

All that's required is to do 2 simple questionnaires (it took me 10mins to complete the 2 questionnaires) and mail it back to Dr Tan...

If you are keen to help, please contact Dr Tan...here's some details...
*Disclaimer : I am not paid to help Dr Tan, hor...thought so poor thing right, need 300 babies only have 90+ babies participate...quite sad right... so help if you can ok!~ ;)

1 comment:

Cactus said...

haha... one of the researches on child language. I took one child lang. module last year. Fascinating topic. =)