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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interested in Your Child’s Speech and Language?
3- to 10-year-old children and their parent(s)
Compensation:Participants will be compensated for their time.
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.
Reading and Listening Comprehension in Young Children
Looking For:Children with typical development, 6;6 to 8;5 years old
Compensation:Participants will receive up to $50 as compensation for their time
The Children's eBook Project
Children between the ages of 33 - 60 months and a parent/guardian.
Compensation:As a thank you for your participation your child will receive a children’s book or small toy,
Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry
Looking For:Children and adults who have a diagnosis of autism
Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Research Registry
Looking For:Individuals with Down syndrome
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
Word Learning from Verbal Descriptions
2- to 5-year-old children
Compensation:Children receive a toy or book for taking part.
You’re invited to participate in the Measuring Adolescents’ Daily Experiences (MADE) Study!
Looking For:Caregivers and their children ages 10-15
Compensation:Both you and your child will be compensated for participating. You will receive a $35 gift card. Your child will receive a $50 gift card.
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Research MatchResearchMatch.org is a free and safe national website that matches research volunteers with researchers looking for participants. Registries for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities are now available on ResearchMatch. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of age, or condition. Visit www.researchmatch.org to learn more and to join today.