Welcome to the Growing Words Project!

Do you have a child in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade?

Join the Growing Words Project!

Over the next 4 years, we will track the development of about 400 children in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor.  Each year, children will be tested with our eye-tracking measures to measure how efficiently they read and understand words. This task is easy and fun! Children will also complete standard measures of development like vocabulary and language.

We have two locations: one for Iowa City participants at the University of Iowa and another for Cedar Rapids participants at 3047 Center Point Road NE.

We provide transportation to and from the lab. For families that wish to drive, parking is available.

We know your time is valuable! Families are compensated for each year they are in the study.

Questions? Want to join the project?

Cedar Rapids participants: Email growing-words@uiowa.edu or call us at (866) 384-5827 ext. 1.

Iowa City participants: Email jamie-klein-1@uiowa.edu or call us at (866) 384-5827 ext. 2.

General questions: Contact project coordinator Jamie Klein-Packard at jamie-klein-1@uiowa.edu or call her at (319) 335-0692.