Participant age range: 1
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone number: 404-785-7600
This study will examine the early development of basic social skills in young children. We will observe how children with various developmental delays and typical development look at people and perceive speech. This research will lead to the development of new methods to diagnose developmental delays in toddlers, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It will also help us identify key areas for early intervention.
Who will be studied?
What does the study involve?
Your child will watch pictures of objects and people on a computer screen, as well as watch several short videos and listen to sounds. All children will be given a developmental assessment, and those with suspected developmental problems will also be administered a diagnostic assessment. Parents will complete several questionnaires regarding their child’s development and adaptive behavior.
What is the time commitment?
The testing will last up to eight hours during one visit. We will schedule the appointment at your convenience.
What are the benefits of being in this study to my family?
Parents of children with identified developmental delays will have the opportunity to discuss the findings with a clinician and will subsequently receive a written report summarizing the assessment results. In addition, families will be compensated for their time.
Who can participate?
Your child can be in this study if he or she is either:
What safeguards are in place to ensure that the study is conducted in a safe and ethical manner?
The study has been approved by the Emory University Institutional Review Board. The examiners working with your child have extensive experience with toddlers.
Principal investigator: Ami Klin, Ph.D. and Warren Jones, 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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