Participant age range: 5
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Contact phone number: 404-785-7600
The Marcus Autism Center is conducting a study to learn more about what anxiety looks like in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This information will help to develop new measures of anxiety for children with autism.
What is the purpose of this study?
Anxiety is common in children and adolescents with ASD and takes many forms. At the same time, not all children with ASD have problems with anxiety. In this study we plan:
Who can participate?
You are eligible to join this study if your biological or adopted child is between 5 and 17 years old and has an ASD diagnosis. Currently, we are interested in children with little or no anxiety.
What are the study requirements?
Families will be invited to the Marcus Autism Center to complete one to five in person visits.
The duration of these visits vary from 1 to 3 hours. Compensation for these varies from $50 to $100.
Longer Visits: The child and a parent will participate in four interviews, the child completes a diagnostic and cognitive assessment, parents will be asked to complete paper-and-pencil questionnaires. Some children will be asked to participate in an additional procedure that includes wearing a wireless heart rate monitor placed on the chest with small stick-on pads. While the monitor is in place the child watches a short movie clip, plays two computer games and talks to a clinician about school. The child also wears a small device placed on the wrist to measure skin temperature. The entire visit takes about 2-4 hours.
Shorter Visits: The child and a parent will participate in two interviews and the parent will be asked to complete two paper-and-pencil measures. These visits will take about 1 hour.
If you are interested in participating in this study or have further questions, please contact:
Principal investigator: Larry Scahill
Avi Gates, an active, independent 3-year-old, does not have autism. But for two years, she was a participant in an autism research study aimed at changing the very nature of the disease. Learn why Avi's parent's chose to participate in autism research.
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