WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of researchers at Vanderbilt University, and we are currently trying to understand how children with Autism process language and how this ability relates to communication and social skills.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS STUDY?
You will fill out some questionnaires. We will conduct some cognitive and language assessments with your child. Your child will also watch pictures on a computer screen that records where he/she looks while listening to some sentences and complete some simple computer games. Total participation time will be about 4 hours with short breaks between games/tasks.
DO I QUALIFY?
We are looking for children between 8 and 15 years old, with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or related diagnoses) with normal or corrected to normal hearing and vision. Verbal ability is required for this study.
HOW MUCH WILL I BE PAID?
You will receive $40 for full study completion and a report on your child’s language and cognitive development at no cost to you. On-site parking is complimentary as well.
This study was approved by the Behavioral and Social Sciences IRB at Vanderbilt University (IRB #180227) on 04/17/2018.