About our study

Pip and the Brain Explorers study is part of a larger project conducted at King’s College London and is funded by the Simons Foundation for Autism Research (SFARI). This study is focused on gathering feedback on the application created for the youngest children, between the ages of 3 and 6. We are looking for parents of typically developing children, as well as children with neurodevelopmental conditions. Pip and the Brain Explorers application currently includes 10 game-like assessment tasks. Each game is a different adventure during of which your child explores the world of Pip and his friends!

What makes our touch-screen games special?

We developed these tasks with puppeteers and artists from Folder Feathers Company to ensure that they are engaging and enjoyable for pre-schoolers. We are also aware that young children may need additional demonstrations and practice components before they understand the rules of each game. For that reason, when you play the game with your child, you have a choice of repeating some instructions or skipping them.

What is our ultimate goal?

Our goal is a creation of a profile of (relative) strengths and difficulties for each child. By taking part in the study, you and your child help us in validating the tasks and ensuring that they are reliable measures of the underlying cognitive or emotional processes. This will allow us to eventually use the app to inform clinicians or teachers about any additional support required by children.

Email us at pip-tabletstudy@kcl.ac.uk to take part in the Pip and the Brain Explorers Study

Read our information sheet to find out more.

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