Studies Related to Parents of children with typical development current as of Monday, September 25, 2017

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Adolescent Development in Youth With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Looking For:
We are looking for a large number of boys and girls who will be enrolled at ages 10 and 12 and followed annually over 4 years. We are also inviting female siblings of children with autism who are 10-12 years. Participants include children with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of ASD (free evaluation provided) and children who are typically developing. Participants must have an intelligence in the average range (IQ>70).

Compensation:
$20 and a letter with test results per completed visit


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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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    Affective Touch Study for Infants and Toddlers

    Looking For:

    Children between 3-23 months of age

    Compensation:
    You will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.com at the visit.


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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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    Children’s use of video as a source of socially-relevant information

    Looking For:

    Children who are between 23.5-25.5 months old and their parent or guardian. Your child should have no major health issues or hearing loss from after birth. Additionally, English is the primary language your child should be learning to participate in this study.

    Compensation:
    At the end of the visit, your child will take home a small prize of his or her choice. Parking is provided.


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    Do questions support word learning?

    Looking For:

    3-5-year-old children

    Compensation:
    Children receive a toy or a book for taking part.


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    Does singing together increase sharing?

    Looking For:

    4 and 5-year-old children

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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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    Infants' language development

    Looking For:

    Typically developing infants between 11 months – 14 months

    who were born within 3 weeks of their due date

    who have had less than 4 ear infections

    who hear English spoken at least 70% of the time

    Compensation:
    Children receive a toy or a book for taking part


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    Interested in Your Child’s Speech and Language?

    Looking For:

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

    Compensation:
    Participants will be compensated for their time.


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    Measurement of Coping With Stress

    Looking For:

    Families with at least one child between the ages of 9 and 15 are eligible.

    Compensation:
    Yes


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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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    Perceptual-Motor Development

    Looking For:

    Typically developing infants between 2 and 24 months of age

    Compensation:
    A T-shirt, toy, or book to thank you for your participation.


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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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    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 Children's eBook Project

    Looking For:
    Children between the ages of 33 - 60 months and a parent/guardian.

    Compensation:
    As a thank you for participation your child will receive a children’s book or small toy, and you will receive $10 for your time.


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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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    Word Learning from Bilingual Books

    Looking For:

    2-6-year-old children who are bilingual in Chinese and English or Spanish and English

    Compensation:
    Children receive a toy or a book for taking part


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    Word Learning from Verbal Descriptions

    Looking For:

    2- to 5-year-old children

    Compensation:
    Children receive a toy or book for taking part.


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    Yoga for Adolescents with Tension Headaches

    Looking For:
    13 to 18 year old typically developing adolescents with tension-type headaches

    Compensation:
    Your family will receive compensation for your time and travel.


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