Infant Screening Project

Location: Boston, MA - Boston Children's Hopsital
Start Date: September 1st, 2016
End Date: September 1st, 2018

The Infant Screening Project is a collaborative project between Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston University that studies the development of language and social behavior in babies. The purpose of this study is to map early development and identify infants at risk for developing an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or language and communication difficulties.

By screening early to evaluate potential biological identifiers related to social ability and to learn more about neural and behavioral functioning, we aim to improve techniques for early identification and intervention.

In order to thoroughly investigate the questions we are asking we’ll be using a variety of methods including; clinical, behavioral, electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) assessments for both children with autism and typical controls. Parents will also be asked to fill out a variety of questionnaires over the four visits in order to collect data about their child’s development.

Eligibility

Infants ages 12-14 months with or without an older sibling with and Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

 

Contact Information

For more information please email ISP@childrens.harvard.edu, call (857) 218-3005 or visit http://www.childrenshospital.org/research-and-innovation/research/labs/nelson-laboratory/ongoing-research/infant-studies/infant-screening-project