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Looking for participants for LD research studies!


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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
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Posted Mar 19, 2008 at 9:45:56 AM
Subject: Looking for participants for LD research studies!

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S INTELLIGENCE & READING ABILITIES!

We are currently looking for children and adolescents ages 8 to 16 with and without reading disabilities to participate in a research study. We are trying to learn more about the best ways to teach people to read.

WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED:
1. Comprehensive evaluation of reading-related skills for about 6 hours at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD
2. Possible Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of the brain
3. If qualified, 15 hours of tutoring
4. Parent questionnaires

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FOR PARTICIPATING:
No direct medical benefits and risks are minimal
Tutoring (15 hours for those who qualify)
Free IQ and school testing with summary
Some children will receive a free MRI
Check for $50 for each completed phase of the study

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Audrey Alberstadt
Kennedy Krieger Institute
(443) 923-9326
alberstadt@kennedykrieger.org
www.educationresearch.kennedykrieger.org

Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (NA_00001831)
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

Johns Hopkins Medicine Approved 08/09/2007

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Mandi
Joined May 05, 2008
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Posted:May 22, 2008 1:18:39 PM

For parents and anyone else who this is relevant to... We need an LD union! $50 is simply NOT enough! These studies take up our time and the stuff they learn we are then *paying* to hear about, at usually atleast more than double the slave wage we are payed. I suggest that rather than letting them financially drive this "industry', dictating what they will pay, that as we are the ones in possession of the goods which they are making 7 figure incomes off of, that we should be setting our own rates. If they want what we have, they should be paying us enough to support ourselves with. After all they then want to make money off of us charging us money to hear them speak about our LD... And their labels make it that much harder for us to get jobs and or to demand equal income... They aren't hurting any for cash. Maybe these tests and these test subjects would be treated differently if they actually had a monetary value? After all, one values what one pays for and honestly, we are not the ones benefitting financially off our learning disabilities, they are. And it is unethical as they write about us as inferior intellectually. To take advantage of someone intellectually inferior is like.... the 8thh grade bully offering the clinically retarded kindergartener 5 cents, to give him his $5 lunch money. What are we worth and what is our time worth? 50 dollars a test isn't even a 4th probably not even an 8th of what they are making off of these studies. Its all about supply and demand. We have LD they don't if they want our time in order to study our LD insisting on a fair wage instead of something that is generally not a fourth of what they make and often isn't even equal to minimum wage is ridiculous.

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