The aim of the consortium is to develop reliable and objective measurements of social function and communication in children on the autism spectrum. Using EEG to measure brain function, eye tracking technology to measure visual attention, and automated recording techniques to assess behavior and speech, children will be monitored over a six-month period. The goal is to create a set of measures that can be used in clinical trials to determine which treatments are best for which children and who will benefit from a particular intervention.
What are the goals of the study?
The McPartland Lab at the Yale Child Study Center has a clinical study available that examines your child’s social, communication, and cognitive skills. This research will lead to new methods to develop, track, and assess treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
What will happen during the visit or online?
Participation involves caregivers completing a screening phone call and questionnaires about their child. Children will complete in-person study visits at Yale over a 6 month-period, receiving a psychoeducational evaluation describing the child’s development as well as compensation up to $300 for participating.
How will this help families?
The ultimate goal of this study is to validate a set of tools that will enable clinicians to objectively measure and predict how children on the spectrum respond to intervention in the future.