Studies Related to Parents of children with disabilities current as of Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Adult Well-Being Study

Looking For:

We are looking for adult participants, aged 18 – 35 years old, who can speak and read English fluently, who have no history of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, who:

  • have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, autism, or Specified (PDD-NOS), OR
  • who have current or previous depression,
  • Compensation:
    $100 for full study completion


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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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    Cognitive and Neural Processes in Reading Comprehension

    Looking For:

    6-8 year old, first grade children with or without reading disabilities, English as first language.

    Compensation:
    Check for $50 after initial screening visit is completed.


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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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    Driving in Virtual Reality

    Looking For:

    13-20 year olds with autism spectrum disorder

    Compensation:
    Child will receive a $35 gift card per visit


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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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    KidTalk Social Communication Intervention for Children with Down Syndrome

    Looking For:

    30 to 54 month old children with Down syndrome who:

    • use less than 50 words spontaneously
    • use English as the home language
    • live within 40 miles of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    • do not have significant hearing/vision impairments

    Compensation:
    We offer language intervention & assessments at no cost to the family.


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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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    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 (Child with ASD)

    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 $50 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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    Reading to a Parent: Children with Cochlear Implants

    Looking For:

    Children who are in 2nd or 3rd grade. We need children with cochlear implant(s) to participate in this study.

    Compensation:
    Speech, language, and reading assessments at no cost to you, $50 gift card, age-appropriate children’s book


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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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    SPARK: Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge

    Looking For:

    If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and you live in the United States, we invite you to join SPARK.

    Compensation:
    Individuals with autism will receive gift cards valued at up to a total of $50 for participation.


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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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