Participant age range: Prenatal
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone number: 404-785-7600
Early treatment of autism and related disorders can improve a child’s response to treatment. This project provides randomized-control trials of early treatment for the same children with identified development delays by age one. These combined efforts will help clinicians develop more effective interventions for children with autism.
Who can participate?
We need pregnant moms, or moms who have a baby younger than three months old and an older biological child who is:
If so, your baby may be eligible for this study at Marcus Autism Center.
What is involved?
This study uses different treatment methods on children who were identified during the first two projects (visual and vocal engagement studies) as screening positive during the assessment portion of the study.
Children, ages 12 months to 36 months, will have the opportunity to learn skills to help their children acquire social skills. Parents will get to learn the treatment methods while working directly with a skilled clinician from Marcus Autism Center.
What are the benefits?
This study is free. To say thank you, families will be compensated for their time and participation.
Principal investigator: Amy Wetherby, Ph.D. (Florida State University) and Nathan Call, Ph.D.
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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