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Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

  • 1.  Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 04-23-2020 01:46
    Hi everyone,

    I'm Vanessa, a doctoral candidate from Auckland University I have the following two questions:

    1) I'd like to know if anyone has conducted video recordings of parent-child interaction puzzle tasks (or similar) remotely via Zoom? I intend to code the video for parenting behaviours. 

    2) Are there any parent and child executive function (working memory, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility) performance tasks that can be conducted remotely? I'd been using the NIH Toolbox iPad app prior to our lockdown in New Zealand. 

    Thank you.



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    Vanessa Nathan
    University of Auckland
    New Zealand

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  • 2.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Tummler
    Posted 04-23-2020 08:47
    Hi Vanessa,
    There was a recent thread on the Cognitive Development listserv on a similar question. Someone suggested looking at the Pearson assessments:
    https://www.pearsonassessments.com/store/usassessments/en/Store/Professional-Assessments/Q-global-Web-based-Administration%2C-Scoring%2C-and-Reporting/p/100000680.html?tab=pricing-%2526-ordering

    Maybe you could reply to this thread if you find this, or something else, useful.

    Best,
    -Chuck

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    Chuck Kalish
    SRCD
    Washington DC
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  • 3.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Tummler
    Posted 04-24-2020 10:14
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    Posting on behalf of Rachel Hantman:

    I received some insight but nothing that was directly relevant to the types of assessments that my work necessitates. Please see below for what I learned:

    • The NIH toolbox has some measures that are validated for remote use:https://nihtoolbox.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#2E000001H4ee/a/2E000000MXnN/IIIdZVGn8NTCOTGFoBi57fpgvNQAvIUe9CKyYyqlEf0. However, these assessments require a less-trained individual to help participants in person (see figure 1 in the attached paper).
    • Pearson, through QGlobal, is offering many digital materials for free right now and some of the assessments can be conducted remotely in such a way that does not require researchers/techs to be in the same room as the participant (e.g., PPVT or the EVT). I was communicating with salespeople at Pearson and they assured me that for assessments like the PPVT and EVT, I could share my screen with participants via Zoom and that would be sufficient for administration.
                    o   They also are offering a good amount of support regarding tele-health in general: https://www.pearsonassessments.com/professional-assessments/digital-solutions/telepractice/about.html
                   o   QGlobal: https://qglobal.pearsonclinical.com/qg/login.seam; go to the resource tab to see the digital materials they are now offering for free (through June 30th I believe)

    • Although I am not personally on this study, I have colleagues at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (http://www.childrenshospital.org/research/labs/nelson-laboratory) who are in the process of trying to conduct a child-parent play-based assessment at home via Zoom. While I would not publicize this on the forum, I'm sure you could reach out personally to ask about their process for transitioning this assessment to a tele-health format.

     



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    Chuck Kalish
    SRCD
    Washington DC
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  • 4.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 30 days ago
    Thank you, Chuck. This gave me some great ideas. I test children aged 1 to 5 years, and I am having a debate about whether it's safe to bring them to my lab when daycares open (in 2 weeks) or when schools open (in August we hope). I am concerned about their safety, but I also don't know how careful their parents are and so I'm concerned about my students' safety.

    Is anyone else considering bringing children to their lab now, during the summer?

    Thanks!
    Liz DiLalla
    Professor
    Southern IL University School of Medicine

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    Lisabeth Dilalla
    Dr.
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Carbondale IL
    618-453-1855
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  • 5.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Tummler
    Posted 29 days ago
    Hi Liz,
    That's a great question. I am going to start a new thread about it-- How are labs preparing to begin in-person testing again? Would be great to get people sharing best practices.

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    Chuck Kalish
    SRCD
    Washington DC
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  • 6.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hi Vanessa,

    This isn't quite what you asked, but it seemed relevant to questions around remote assessment of parent-child interaction.

    Judith Danovitch, Victoria Mugambi, Kaitlin Sands, Candice Pattisapu Fox, and I recently had a paper accepted in Child Development that includes a new task for eliciting explanations from parents (the Prompted Explanation Task). Parents are asked to think about interacting with their child. They then receive question prompts from a computer (without an experimenter present) to answer as if they were talking with that child. Because parents are responding out loud instead of spending time writing or typing out a response, they can say whatever comes to mind similar to how they would respond when faced with a question from their child.

    It's absolutely not the same thing as direct parent-child interaction, but it's a way to explore how parents might talk with their children if measuring direct parent-child interaction is not possible. We have more information about it here: https://osf.io/q25yw/

    Good luck with your work!

    Best,
    Candice



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    Candice Mills
    The University of Texas at Dallas
    Email: candice.mills@utdallas.edu
    Web: www.utdallas.edu/thinklab
    Twitter: @CandiceMMills
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