Home Visits – What does that involve?

This webpage contains information concerning home visits, and how these are conducted. 


First, we come to your house and will set all of the required materials up on either a table or a desk. We will place a sort of tent on the table, as you can see in the picture to the left. This is done so that your child can calmly focus on the computer screen, and also so that the surroundings of each child in our study are the same. 



This set-up is specially designed for our study by the technical medical department at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht. In the photo on the right you can see what your child will view when he/she is sitting in the tent. During the study you can choose whether to sit next to, or behind, your child. During the tasks your child will observe pictures and films on the computer screen in front of them. 


There is time planned for breaks during the tasks, where your child can be fed or can quickly sleep. In these breaks we will try to bother you as little as possible. Before the home visit, we will discuss with you whether we need to arrange a babysitter for any other children, so that you can, without worry, stay with your child during the study.