Studies Related to Children with disabilities current as of Monday, September 25, 2017

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Baby Siblings of Children with Autism

Looking For:

Children who are 12 to 18 months old who have an older sibling with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Compensation:
All families will receive $200 at the end of the study.


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Biomarker-Based Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood

Looking For:

Children, between the ages of 18 months and 48 months, typically developing or with autism spectrum disorder/developmental delay

Compensation:
Evaluations, study visits, and study drug are provided at no cost. and family gets $50 per site visit.


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Child Language & Literacy Lab

Looking For:

Preschool and school-age children

Compensation:
Language evaluations at no cost to you.


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Collaborative Virtual Environments for Children

Looking For:

7-17 years with autism spectrum disorder OR who are typically developing

Compensation:
Child will receive a $25 gift card per visit; Caregiver will receive $25 gift card upon completion of all sessions


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Does your child like to play computer games?

Looking For:

Children 8 to 17 with ASD or who are typically developing who:

are likely to be comfortable working on a computer for about an hour

Are willing to wear a “stretchy hat” (EEG cap) while watching a video;

can physically respond to computer tasks

have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing

Compensation:
See description for details: compensation in the form of gift cards


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Emotion Processing in Children Who do and do not Stutter

Looking For:
Children who do and do not stutter between 4 to 6 years of age

Compensation:
$30-compensation, a small toy, speech and language evaluations at no cost to you


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Fragile X/Angelman Medication Study

Looking For:
Adolescents age 13– 17 with either Fragile X or Angelman syndromes

Compensation:
Evaluations, study visits, and study drug are provided at no cost. See desecription for details of compensation.


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How Children Play

Looking For:

7-14 year old boys and girls with autism disorder or typical development. Children need some verbal ability to be able to participate in the study.

Compensation:
Up to $100


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KidTalk: Social Communication Intervention for Children With Autism Who Have Delayed Language

Looking For:

Children with autism between 3 and 4.5 years old

Compensation:
Assessments and intervention at no cost.


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KIDTALK:Social Communication Intervention for Young Children with Autism or Suspected Autism

Looking For:

Has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or is suspected to have autism

Is between 24 and 36 months

Compensation:
Assessments and intervention at no cost to you


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Language Delay and Musical Skills: Is this a pathway for improvement?

Looking For:

5-7-year-old children with language delay/language impairment

Compensation:
$150 in gift cards ($30 gift card for the screening visit and a $60 gift card for each completed study visit) Results of standardized testing will be provided at no cost.


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Learning in Infants with Down syndrome

Looking For:

2 to 24 month old infants with Down syndrome

Compensation:
participants will be paid $25 after participating in a study


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Lysosomal Storage Disease (LSD) Registry

Looking For:

Anyone diagnosed with mucopolysaccharide storage disorder type 1 (MPS-1), Gaucher, Fabry, or Pompe disease

Compensation:
No payment will be offered to you for participation in the registry.


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Medication Study For Young children with Autism

Looking For:

Children age 3– 8 with autism spectrum disorder

Compensation:
Evaluations, study visits, and study drug are provided at no cost. $50 per site visit will be provided.


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Movement and Imitation in Children and Adolescents with or without ASD

Looking For:
8-17 years of age with autism spectrum disorder OR typically developing. Some language ability is required.

Compensation:
Child will receive a $10 gift card and small toy.


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Parent-Child Music Class from The SeRENADe Project: Social and Rhythmic Engagement

Looking For:
Children 2-4 years old, with and without autism spectrum disorder, and their parents who are interested in participating in a research study involving small group, weekly parent-child music classes.

Compensation:
Up to $110 for completion of all study activities and music classes at no cost to families.


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Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism

Looking For:

People from 7-17 years with autism OR who are typically developing

Compensation:
Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all interviews and parent questionnaires.


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SENSE Theater 10 Week Intervention Project

Looking For:

Children with Autism Spectrum disorder with no intellectual disability ages 8 to 16

Compensation:
Social Skills / theater intervention at no cost.


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Sensory Perception in Infant Siblings at Risk for ASD

Looking For:

Younger Siblings (between 4-18 months old) of children with and without autism and their parent

Compensation:
Families will be compensated for their time and get the results of the testing.


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Skill Building For Infants With Down Syndrome

Looking For:

4 to 18 month old infants with Down syndrome

Compensation:
Families will receive $50.00 for their time upon completion of the study.


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TALK ASD project

Looking For:

Children aged 5-7 years old who have autism spectrum disorder OR who are typically developing who:

  • are likely to wear a stretchy cap on their head
  • are comfortable sitting relatively still at a computer for 15-minutes at a time
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing.

Compensation:
$20 gift card at each visit & an outer space goodie bag upon completion


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The Effects of Visual and Auditory Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy

Looking For:

12-24 month infants with hearing loss

Compensation:
A T-shirt, toy or book, as well as $25.


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Think Your Child May Stutter?

Looking For:

3- to 10-year-old children and their parent(s)

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated for their time.


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Williams Syndrome Research: A whole person approach

Looking For:

Persons with Williams Syndrome

Compensation:
varies


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