Preschool Attention Study

This study is being conducted through a partnership between Children’s Minnesota and Dr. Megan Gunnar and Shanna Mliner, M.Ed. of the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development with funding support by the JPB Foundation.

The goal of the Preschool Attention Study is to measure the development of attention skills of preschool-aged children. We also want to see if family life stress might influence children’s development of these attention skills, and if providing parents with ideas for strengthening their children’s development helps growth of attention skills.

This project is being conducted at local pediatric medical clinics over three years of well-child appointment visits starting at age 2 or 3. If you would like more information about the Preschool Attention Study, please contact Shanna Mliner at 612-624-4351 or email at

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