Studies Related to Typically developing children current as of Monday, October 21, 2019

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Child Language and Literacy Lab

Looking For:
Children must be between 5 and 12 years of age and have a distorted "s" and/or "z" production

Compensation:
An age-appropriate book


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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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Altered Processing of Social Reward and Threat in the Development of Depression

Looking For:
Teens aged 14-17 years and their biological mothers

Compensation:
Up to $130 to mothers and teens combined


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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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Baby Siblings and ASD

Looking For:
6-12 month infants who have an older sibling with or without autism spectrum disorder

Compensation:
Up to $95 in gift cards.


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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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Complete Online Questionnaire about Fatigue

Looking For:
Parents of children age 6-17 with or without hearing loss and/or
Children age 11-17 with or without hearing loss

Compensation:
Each participant will be entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift card, pending an email address is provided


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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?

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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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Healthy Volunteers Needed for MRI Research Study in Children

Looking For:
Healthy child volunteers that are African American and age 6 - 17 years. See flyer for eligibility requirements

Compensation:
Reimbursed $50.00 for their time and reimbursed for gas, if they live more than 50 miles round-trip from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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Help us better understand sensory processing differences

Looking For:
Teens and young adults between 10 and 21 years old with normal hearing and normal or corrected-to-normal vision

Compensation:
$20/hr


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Help us understand the relationship between early language and number skills!

Looking For:

Children ages 3-4

Compensation:
Yes


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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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Little Learners Lab

Looking For:
Children 2 - 4 years of age.

Compensation:
Book to take home and up to $45


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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 and Social Engagement in Infancy

Looking For:
6-12 month infants who have an older sibling

Compensation:
Up to $95 in gift cards.


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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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Peer Mentors Needed!

Looking For:
Teens ages 10 through 18 with a background in theatre

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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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Preschooler’s Speech Development

Looking For:
Children who are 4 or 5 years of age who may or may not have speech articulation difficulties

Compensation:
up to $10 as compensation for their time


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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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Psychophysiology of childhood stuttering: Cognitive-emotional mechanisms

Looking For:
Children who do and not stutter between 3 to 6 years of age

Compensation:
$40-compensation per visit (total of 2 visits), a small toy, and a speech-language evaluation at no cost to you


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Reading and Listening Comprehension in Young Children

Looking For:
Children with typical development, 6;6 to 8;5 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

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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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Sign up to learn more about the Child Studies Group’s play-based studies!

Looking For:
Children who are between 2 months and 16 years of age and parent/guardian.

Compensation:
At the end of the visit, your child will take home a small prize of his or her choice. Parking is provided. Some studies may also compensate with cash!


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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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Strategies for Teaching Verbs

Looking For:
Children with typical development, 3 to 6 years old

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


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Stress and Emotions in the Lives of Families

Looking For:
Caregivers who have at least one child between the ages of 10 and 15

Compensation:
For completing all questionnaires and lab-based tasks, families can earn up to $100; caregivers will be paid $50, and children will be paid $50.


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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 your participation your child will receive a children’s book or small toy,


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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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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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