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

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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, 11, 12, and 13 and followed annually over 4 years. We are also inviting female siblings of children with autism who are 10-13 years old.

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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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?

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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?

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

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated for their time.


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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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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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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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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

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2- to 5-year-old children

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


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