What is the purpose of this study?
Researchers at the University of Washington (Annette Estes, PhD, PI) are comparing two versions of one-on-one early intervention for young children, 12-30 months old, with early signs of autism.
Who may participate? What are the criteria?
- We are seeking up to 36 children in the 12-30 month age range who show signs of autism.
Some early signs of autism (from www.firstsigns.com):
- Not smiling and laughing while looking at you
- Not making sounds like “ma”, “ba”, “na”, and “ga”
- Not turning to the person speaking when his/her name is called
- Children who have English as a primary language
- Families who live within a 30 minute drive of the UW Seattle Campus
- Children who are able to move around on their own
How can families benefit from participating?
- Families who participate may benefit from promptly receiving free clinical services, consultations from clinically trained research staff, and referrals for intervention services in the community.
- Qualifying families will receive cognitive and behavioral assessments before and after treatment.
- Qualifying families will receive one year of in-home intervention and parent coaching at the UW as well as follow up.
Where and when does the study take place?
- Assessment visits will occur at the University of Washington Autism Center at the Center on Human Development & Disability.
- Intervention sessions are delivered at home by highly trained interventionists.
- Home and clinic visits take 1-2.5 hours and are scheduled at a time that is convenient for families during the week.
Whom should I contact if I am interested in the study?
Contact our project staff by calling 206-616-2377 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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