Haring Center

Research Participation Opportunities

You can be an essential part of the Haring Center’s cutting-edge research. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Washington College of Education are often seeking study participants to inform their research. The following opportunities for participation are actively recruiting.

Opportunities for Families and Children:

Reading Development Project

The Reading Development Project seeks to increase our understanding of how children with developmental disabilities, like autism or intellectual disability, develop reading and language skills over time. This project also hopes to capture how reading instruction is provided in schools and what factors predict reading success as students grow, to support educators in their instruction with the goal of coaching all students to be successful readers.

  • Research Type: Virtual assessment and, beginning in autumn 2021, once yearly data collection for 3 years. Total time commitment of 1-2 hours per year
  • Researcher: Roxanne Hudson, Carly Roberts and Liz Sanders
  • Closing Date: June 30, 2021
  • Recruiting:
    • Students in grades K-2 with a developmental disability, including Autism, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Multiple Disabilities
  • Compensation: Yearly assessment reports in reading and language plus an annual $50 gift card

The impact of COVID-19 on children’s educational services

The goal of this study is to understand educators’ and parents’ experiences regarding service delivery and service receipt in supporting children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Research Type: Interview, 45-60 minutes
  • Researcher: Angel Fettig
  • Closing Date: December 31, 2020
  • Recruiting:
    • Teachers/service providers who have been working with children aged 3-6 with or without disabilities in classroom settings since autumn 2019
    • Parents of children aged 0-6 with or without disabilities who were receiving services or enrolled in a classroom setting for some portion of time since autumn 2019
    • Service providers who have been providing Part C/Early Intervention/Home-based Intervention services for children under 3 since autumn 2019
  • Compensation: $40 gift card

Opportunities for Schools and Professionals:

The impact of COVID-19 on children’s educational services

The goal of this study is to understand educators’ and parents’ experiences regarding service delivery and service receipt in supporting children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Research Type: Interview, 45-60 minutes
  • Researcher: Angel Fettig
  • Closing Date: December 31, 2020
  • Recruiting:
    • Teachers/service providers who have been working with children aged 3-6 with or without disabilities in classroom settings since autumn 2019
    • Parents of children aged 0-6 with or without disabilities who were receiving services or enrolled in a classroom setting for some portion of time since autumn 2019
    • Service providers who have been providing Part C/Early Intervention/Home-based Intervention services for children under 3 since autumn 2019
  • Compensation: $40 gift card