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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 06-03-2020 13:56
    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 06-04-2020 09:01
    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 06-19-2020 09:46

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

    Posted 08-31-2020 11:01
    Hello,

    I have (just!) set up an OSF library that aims to provide a place for researchers to share free and validated methods for the remote (by telephone, online, app etc) collection of data from children and families (methods beyond questionnaires). The idea is to include protocols and validation information of methodologies, and will eventually include methodologies in all appropriate domains (cognitive/socio-emotional/educational/family environment/mental health etc.)

    I wonder if you might be interested in discussing sharing your methods here? Please do ask them to get in touch if so. It's surprising how few things seem to be out there as yet, so I'm hoping that this will be helpful in amassing what there is. Here is the library -- it's in its infancy!

    https://osf.io/2yz6r/



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    Bonamy Oliver
    Dr
    UCL Institute of Education
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  • 8.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 08-27-2020 08:41
    Hi,

    I realise that I'm late to this party, but I have an online parent-child interaction task based on traditional methodology, free to use and validated PRE pandemic.

    I have recently set up a library for such things (see separate post) but you can find the protocol, validation and access for the methodhere:

    https://osf.io/2yz6r/

    Best,
    Bonamy

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    Dr Bonamy R Oliver, Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology

    UCL Institute of Education, University College London

    E: B.Oliver@ucl.ac.uk; Twitter: @bonamyoliver



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    Bonamy Oliver
    Dr
    UCL Institute of Education
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  • 9.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 09-18-2020 01:14
    Hi Everyone,

    Has anyone tried administering the NIH Toolbox List Sort Working Memory remotely via Zoom Screen-Share? 

    I'm also keen to know your experience with video recording parent-child interaction tasks via Zoom, particularly in terms of video and audio quality?

    Thanks.

    Vanessa

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    [Vanessa] [Nathan]
    [Doctoral Candidate/Research Assistant]
    [University of Auckland]
    [Auckland]
    New Zealand
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  • 10.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi Vanessa,

    We have recently tested a group of 3-4 year olds and their parents on Zoom who had previously taken part in the same observations face-to-face (pre-pandemic) as a fidelity check for online testing. We tested parents and children during book-reading where we provided the families with remote access to the book to allow them to navigate through as they normally would. We also observed parents during snack-time and drawing settings, for which participants would provide their own equipment in these observations. Our sample was relatively small (9 dyads), but the subjective feedback was that the session felt as comfortable and engaging for the child as the face-to-face versions. More objective comparisons of the conversations recorded in these sessions showed no significant differences in amount of talk or turns taken for parents or children.

    When recording on Zoom, we have found the quality to be as good as in-person recording, as long as their WiFi connection is stable. It's always worth gauging the quality of the call in the beginning of the session (when obtaining consent or describing the study) and if there are any issues, such as noise in the background, an unstable connection or poor webcam positioning (i.e. parent and child are not both in frame), use this time to rectify those issues. Usually suggesting that the device is moved closer to the WiFi modem, or that other internet usage in the house is reduced, tends to improve the quality of the call. Obviously this isn't always possible if the device is a computer that isn't moveable, but if the call quality is poor and there is other internet activity in the home, it's usually best to reschedule the call to a less high-usage time of day.

    In terms of EF tasks, we have used the HTSK task as it's so engaging for the age-group we're using. This is another time that camera position is vital but we didn't run into any issues here, just asking the child to stand and take a step away from the camera usually gives a clear enough image of their movements sufficient for coding. 

    For anybody who wanted to discuss our methods or protocol any further, please do get in touch.

    Best wishes,
    Shannon Francis
    Doctoral Research Student
    School of Psychology
    University of Birmingham, UK

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    Shannon Francis
    Miss
    University of Birmingham
    Birmingham
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  • 11.  RE: Parent-child interaction tasks and Executive Function performance tasks, both done remotely

    Posted 30 days ago

    Hi Shannon and all,

     

    Don't forget, if you have validated online methods to share with others, please let me know so that I can add to the growing library for developmental methods:

     

    https://osf.io/2yz6r/

     

    Many thanks

    Bonamy Oliver

     

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    Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology

    UCL Institute of Education

    University College London

    26 Woburn Square,

    London WC1H 0HT

    E: B.Oliver@ucl.ac.uk; Twitter: @bonamyoliver

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

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hi Shannon

    Thanks very much for your response and details around online data collection via Zoom - I really appreciate it.

    I'll keep your tips in mind, as I prepare to move my study online. Actually, I'd already started collecting face to face data with parents and children when Covid hit end of Feb. So, I've been grappling with intermittent face to face data collection, when possible, whilst fact finding around online data collection methods. 

    I'd considered the HTKS as well, just weighing that out now, but was keen to find out if anyone had tried the remote NIH WM task via Zoom, since I'd already begun collecting EF data using this task. I did have a practice and it worked well, so I'm going to try running it with 2 or 3 other colleagues over this week, to see how smoothly the scoring goes. 

    Thanks again.

    Vanessa

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    [Vanessa] [Nathan]
    [Doctoral Candidate/Research Assistant]
    [University of Auckland]
    [Auckland]
    New Zealand
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