Participant age range: Prenatal
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone number: 404-785-7600
This study uses tiny cameras to track a baby's eye movements. This helps clinicians see how a baby focuses on pictures and movies. Babies with autism tend to focus on a person's mouth and body, as well as items in the scene.
Typically developing children will focus on a person's eyes more often than children with autism. This small difference in attention can help screen children who are at risk for development delays such as those caused by 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?
Your baby is enrolled from birth until 24 or 36 months of age and will:
As a parent, you will have to:
If your baby shows signs of an ASD, you will be assigned to a treatment study that teaches important skills to help your child.
What are the benefits?
This study is free. To say thank you, families will be compensated for their time and participation.
Principal investigator: Warren Jones, Ph.D. and Ami Klin, 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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