Studies Related to Toddlers current as of Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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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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 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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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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Parent-Child Music Class from The SeRENADe Project: Social and Rhythmic Engagement (Typically Developing Child)

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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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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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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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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Williams Syndrome Research: A whole person approach

Looking For:

Persons with Williams Syndrome

Compensation:
varies


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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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