From time to time I've posted calls for volunteers for research studies in the New England area. Here's one from my home town school: UMass: A doctoral student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst is completing her research in the area of speech differences in children with autism spectrum disorders. Part of her dissertation work is the development of a screening tool that Speech and Language Pathologists can use to identify potential motor difficulties that lead to language problems in children with autism. That knowl... more » (John Elder Robison) at Look Me In The Eye
She is seeking two groups of volunteers: children with an autism spectrum diagnosis (this means autism, Asperger’s, or PDD-NOS), plus neurotypical children for her control group.
Volunteers must be 4-11 years old, with a vocabulary of at least 50 words. Children should have no cranio-facial or other structural differences, such as cleft palate, or uncorrected visual or hearing deficits (hearing aids and glasses are acceptable).
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Look Me In The Eye: UMass Autism Study Looking for Volunteers
"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."