University of Wisconsin–Madison

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: Jame Li, PhD
Keywords: Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder