Studies Related to Children with disabilities current as of Monday, October 21, 2019

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Autism and Language Development in Toddlers

Looking For:
Children 12-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development or children 12-24 months without autism.

Compensation:
Yes


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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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Do you have concerns about your toddler’s social or language development?

Looking For:
Children 12-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development.

Compensation:
Yes


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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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Does your child show challenging behavior?

Looking For:
Children ages 10-15 who have diagnoses like autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. We are also seeking children without a diagnosis who may get upset or aggressive (hitting, yelling) when they are frustrated.

Compensation:
Families will be given a $100 Amazon gift card for participating.


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Family GAMEs Study

Looking For:
4-8-year-old children

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Investigating Social Competence in Youth with Autism

Looking For:

  • Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Are between 10 and 16 years of age

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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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Music in Children and Families Online Survey Study

Looking For:
Parent of a child 6 months to 5 years of age

Compensation:

Participants can enter a lottery to win (1/30 chance) a $25 Amazon gift card for their 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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Reading and Listening Comprehension in Down Syndrome

Looking For:
Individuals with Down syndrome, 10 to 22 years old

Compensation:
Participants will receive up to $50 as compensation for their time


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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:

Children with Down syndrome 6 months to 5 years old

Compensation:
Families will receive $25.00 and a small toy 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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Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

Looking For:

Individuals with autism and families who are willing to participate in research

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Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry

Looking For:
Any child or adult with Down syndrome

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Words for Thoughts and Feelings

Looking For:

Children ages 3-6

Compensation:
Yes


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Young Children’s Speech Development

Looking For:
Children who are 3 to 6 years of age who may or may not have speech articulation difficulties

Compensation:
Participants will receive up to $10 as compensation for their time.


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ResearchMatch.org is a free and safe national website that matches research volunteers with researchers looking for participants. Registries for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities are now available on ResearchMatch. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of age, or condition. Visit www.researchmatch.org to learn more and to join today.