Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Studies

Social and Behavioral Development Lab


The Social and Behavioral Development Lab is currently seeking families to participate in our study who have children with or without behavior and/or attention problems who:

  • Are entering or have just completed kindergarten
  • Are fluent in English
  • Live with at least one biological parent
  • Have not been previously diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability

What does participation involve?

Eligible families will visit our lab at the Waisman Center at UW-Madison to engage in the following activities:


  • Clinical interview about your child’s behavior and emotional functioning
  • Questionnaires and ratings scales about your child’s behavior at home and at school


  • IQ and cognitive tests
  • Interactive activities on the computer

Parent and Child:

  • Videotaped parent-child play activity
  • Saliva samples for DNA analysis

What are the benefits?

You will receive:

  • No direct benefits (i.e., we provide no clinical diagnosis or treatment)
  • A written summary of your child's cognitive and behavioral functioning
  • $40 for your full participation
  • Your child will get a toy prize!

If you are interested in learning more about our research or have any other questions, please email us at or call us at 608-263-5854.

PI: James Li, PhD
Keywords:  Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Infant and Child Development