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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.
Children’s use of video as a source of socially-relevant information
Children who are between 23.5-25.5 months old and their parent or guardian. Your child should have no major health issues or hearing loss from after birth. Additionally, English is the primary language your child should be learning to participate in this study.
Compensation:At the end of the visit, your child will take home a small prize of his or her choice. Parking is provided.
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.
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.
Sing and Play Study for Infants and their Caregivers
Looking For:Infant (3-12 months) and a parent/caregiver
Social Communication Intervention for Young Children with ASD
Looking For:Parents/caregivers and their child with ASD (16-60 months old)
Compensation:Participants receive up to $200 in gift cards. The child receives intervention sessions at no cost. Intervention sessions involve music and non-music play-based interaction activities.
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,
The Effects of Visual and Auditory Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy
12-24 month infants with hearing loss
Compensation:A T-shirt, toy or book, as well as $25.
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
Word Learning from Verbal Descriptions
2- to 5-year-old children
Compensation:Children receive a toy or book for taking part.
Words for Thoughts and Feelings
Children ages 3-6
Would you like to help us learn more about younger siblings of children with autism?
Looking For:You are the parent of a child with or without autism. Your child with or without autism has a younger sibling who is 12-18 months old.
Compensation:Participants will be compensated $20 per hour.
Young Children's Language Development
Looking For:Children ages 3;0-5;11
Compensation:Participants will receive up to $50 as compensation for their time.
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