Studies Related to Typically developing children current as of Wednesday, September 20, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Families Coping with Stress: Family Depression Prevention Project

Looking For:

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

AND

At least one parent has had depression during the child’s life

Compensation:
We will compensate you for completing in-person interviews and online surveys, 6 times over 2 years.


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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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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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Language, Music, and Listening Skills in Children

Looking For:

Typically developing 5-7-year-olds

Compensation:
$150 in gift cards (a $30 gift card for a 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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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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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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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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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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