Principal Investigator: Miriam Lense, Ph.D.
The study involves participating in weekly, small group parent-child music classes as part of a research study examining music and social engagement in children with and without autism; therefore each music class includes children with autism as well as children without autism.
At each of the ~12 weekly classes, parents and children participate together in music and movement activities in a supportive, inclusive environment.
- Learn strategies of ways to use music during their daily activities to promote social interactions and positive behavior.
- Receive handouts and support materials related to the music program and set a musical goal each week in the program.
- Complete a brief weekly questionnaire regarding use of music at home.
- Participate in a study visit at the start and end of the classes, which involves play-based assessments and questionnaires.
Receive $50 of compensation for completion of all study activities and participation in music classes.
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.
Up to $50 for completion of all study activities and music classes at no cost to families.
2 study visits plus 12 weekly classes
Miriam Lense, Ph.D.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017