Language Intervention Study

Location: Boston, MA - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Start Date: September 1st, 2012
End Date: August 31st, 2018

Researchers from Boston University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital are investigating how children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who have limited verbal skills process language (using standardized assessments and non-invasive EEG/brain imaging) and how they respond to one of two novel language treatments. Participation involves 4 visits to Boston University for behavioral testing/EEG in order to determine your child’s eligibility for the novel language treatment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Eligible children will be randomly enrolled in therapy sessions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center over a 5-week period (5 days/week for 45 minutes). Compensation and small gifts are provided for pre- and post- treatment assessments and free parking is offered at all locations.



We are currently seeking children with ASD who are 5.5 years old to 12 years old, that have little to no communicative speech, and have had no significant prior intonation- based therapy.

Contact Information

For more information please contact the Center for Autism Research Excellence at 1-617-358-5910 or at or learn more on our website:


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