An Autism Research Study for Children 6 to 10 Years Old
What is the purpose of this study?
Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to compare the social coordination (looking at the ability to connect or interact with others) of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to that of typically developing children.
Who can participate?
Children 6 to 10 years old who have been diagnosed with ASD and are able to have at minimum a short conversation with someone may be eligible to participate.
What is involved?
Participation in this research study will involve 2 clinic visits during a time frame of 2 to 8 weeks. A detailed list of procedures will be provided to parents or guardians interested in knowing more about this study. Here are some of the procedures:
Your child will:
- Complete standardized tests to measure his/her verbal, nonverbal, language and social communication skills
- Be asked to do simple motor control tasks such as tapping or clapping with a study team member
You will be interviewed and complete standardized questionnaires and forms about your child’s behavior, development, medical history and daily interactions.
What are the benefits?
Your child might not receive a direct medical benefit from participating in this research study. However, the information learned from this study may benefit other patients with autism spectrum disorders in the future.
Will I get all the facts about the study?
Parents interested in having their child participate will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, whom to contact with questions or concerns, and more. A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.
Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?
Families may receive up to $100 in gift cards for the 2-visit study.
Who should I contact for more information?
Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MLC 4002
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Amie Duncan, PhD
Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center