Studies Related to Foster parents and children current as of Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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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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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 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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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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Interested in Your Child’s Speech and Language?

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3- to 10-year-old children and their parent(s)

Compensation:
Participants will be compensated for their time.


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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 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


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The Children's eBook Project

Looking For:
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,


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Vanderbilt Autism Research Registry

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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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Word Learning from Verbal Descriptions

Looking For:

2- to 5-year-old children

Compensation:
Children receive a toy or book for taking part.


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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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