Studies Related to Parents of children with disabilities current as of Friday, December 14, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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.