Studies Related to Children with disabilities current as of Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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An e-health application for identifying autism

Looking For:
Children between 18 to 36 months

Compensation:
Parent will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon.com at the visit


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Autism and Language Development in Toddlers

Looking For:
Children 18-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development or children 12-36 months without autism.

Compensation:
Yes


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Autism Sensory Study

Looking For:
You may quality if you (or your child) are: between 8-60 years old; have or do not have a diagnosis of autism; able and willing to reliably follow verbal instructions in the laboratory

Compensation:
Participants will be paid $15 an hour and will also receive a $25 bonus for completion of all questionnaires.


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Child Language & Literacy Lab

Looking For:

Preschool and school-age children

Compensation:
Language evaluations at no cost to you.


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COVID-19 Language and Literacy Project

Looking For:
Families of K-4th grade students with limited verbal speech

Compensation:
Up to $220 in gift cards and two new children’s books


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Do you have concerns about your toddler’s social or language development?

Looking For:
Children 12-36 months of age with autism or with concerns about their social interaction or language development.

Compensation:
Yes


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Does your child like to play computer games?

Looking For:

Children 8 to 17 with ASD or who are typically developing who:

are likely to be comfortable working on a computer for about an hour

Are willing to wear a “stretchy hat” (EEG cap) while watching a video;

can physically respond to computer tasks

have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing

Compensation:
See description for details: compensation in the form of gift cards


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Does your child show challenging behavior?

Looking For:
Children ages 10-15 who have diagnoses like autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. We are also seeking children without a diagnosis who may get upset or aggressive (hitting, yelling) when they are frustrated.

Compensation:
Families will be given a $100 Amazon gift card for participating.


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Does your child struggle with language or reading?

Looking For:
Children at least 6 and who have not yet turned 13

Compensation:
Your family will receive a $40 gift card for an on-campus screening visit and $20/hour in gift cards for additional visits. Results of standardized testing will be provided at no cost.


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EMT en Español: Early communication intervention to support school readiness skills for Spanish-speaking toddlers with language delays

Looking For:
Spanish-speaking toddlers 30 to 36 months old with language delays

Compensation:
Up to $325 in cash + about $100 worth of toys and books


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Family GAMEs Study

Looking For:
4-8-year-old children

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Help us discover how Deaf and hard of hearing children learn to read!

Looking For:
d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children ages 10-16 years old who use sign language and/or oral language, or both. No cochlear implants due to use of the MRI.

Compensation:
Yes


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Help us test an e-health application for identifying autism

Looking For:
Children between 18 to 36 months

Compensation:
Parent will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon.com at the visit


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How baby siblings of children with autism respond to speech may help us to understand early development and autism risk

Looking For:
You are the parent of a child with autism. Your child with autism has a younger sibling who is 8-18 months old.

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated $20 per hour.


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Investigating Social Competence in Youth with Autism

Looking For:

  • Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Are between 10 and 16 years of age

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Movement and Imitation in Children and Adolescents with or without ASD

Looking For:
8-17 years of age with autism spectrum disorder OR typically developing. Some language ability is required.

Compensation:
Child will receive a $10 gift card and small toy.


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Online Study of Listening Behavior of Children with Autism

Looking For:
We are looking for caregivers of children with autism who have normal hearing and are between the ages of 18 months – 18 years.

Compensation:
$25


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Reading Study for Kindergarteners

Looking For:
Children currently in Kindergarten, with or without reading disabilities, English as first language.

Compensation:
Check for $50 after initial screening visit is completed.


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Sensory Perception in Infant Siblings at Risk for ASD

Looking For:

Younger Siblings (between 4-18 months old) of children with and without autism and their parent

Compensation:
Families will be compensated for their time and get the results of the testing.


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TALK ASD project

Looking For:

Children aged 5-7 years old who have autism spectrum disorder OR who are typically developing who:

  • are likely to wear a stretchy cap on their head
  • are comfortable sitting relatively still at a computer for 15-minutes at a time
  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing.

Compensation:
$20 gift card at each visit & an outer space goodie bag upon completion


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The Effects of Visual and Auditory Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy

Looking For:

12-24 month infants with hearing loss

Compensation:
A T-shirt, toy or book, as well as $25.


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Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

Looking For:
Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism

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Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry

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Individuals with Down syndrome

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Virtual Study Stress in Parents of Children with Disabilities: Virtual Mindfulness-Based Music and Songwriting Program

Looking For:
Parents/caregivers with a child who has an intellectual/developmental disability or severe chronic illness

Compensation:
Participants receive up to $150 in gift cards and receive audio recordings of MBMS materials


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Words for Thoughts and Feelings

Looking For:

Children ages 3-6

Compensation:
Yes


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