Social Communication Intervention for Young Children with ASD

Principal Investigator: Miriam Lense, Ph.D.


We invite parents/caregivers and their child with ASD (16-60 months old) to participate in an intervention study to support children’s imitation, communication, and social skill development. Children will participate in weekly play-based intervention sessions with a therapist based on Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT).

Participants will be asked to:

  • Complete questionnaires about themselves and their child
  • Child participates in 10 weeks of intervention sessions 3 times per week with therapist (40-60 minute sessions)
  • Attend study visits before and after the intervention program
  • Child completes a movie watching activity (optional)

Participant Criteria

Parents/caregivers and their child with ASD (16-60 months old)


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.


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Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2021

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