Participant age range: 5
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone number: 404-785-7600
This study examines the development of social skills in children and adolescents with ASD. We will measure how children look at people and process information. The research is helping us better understand the causes of ASD and to develop new methods for the treatment of ASD.
Children will receive cognitive and diagnostic assessments by experienced clinicians. Children will also watch a series of movies. All measures are safe and non-harmful. In addition, as a parent, you will be asked to complete questionnaires and interviews about your child’s development and behavior.
Families will be asked to come to the Marcus Autism Center for one to two visits. The total time required is about 6 hours.
As a parent of a child with ASD or developmental disability, you will have the opportunity to discuss the findings with a clinician and will receive a written report documenting the assessment results.
As a parent of a child with no developmental concerns, your participation in this research will allow us to better help families that have a child with ASD and to better understand the disorder itself.
To say thank you, all families will be compensated for their time and participation.
Principal investigator: Ami Klin
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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