Monday, June 4, 2012

Look Me In The Eye: UMass Autism Study Looking for Volunteers

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A Umass researcher is developing a screening tool for motor difficulties leading to language challenges in kids with autism. Do you have a child, 4-11, who might join the study? It's in Amherst, Massachusetts.  John Elder Robison 
Look Me In The Eye
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."

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