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Generating Effectiveness Mechanisms in RUBI (GEMs in RUBI)

August 1, 2022 - August 1, 2024

This study will help us understand the link among ASD and challenging behaviors, as well as the role of emotion and mental processes in intervention outcomes.

What are the goals of the study?

The goal of the study is to understand biological processes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders with challenging behaviors.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Participants will complete questionnaires, problem solving tasks, and one in-person EEG visit

How will this help families?

Findings will be used to inform improvements to parent training programs for families of children with ASD and challenging behaviors and will help us understand the role of emotional and mental processes in challenging behaviors in children with ASD.

Eligibility Criteria

We are recruiting a comparison population (to compare to families enrolled in an intervention). Parents must be older than 18 years, read English or Spanish, have a child aged 2 to 12 years WITHOUT ASD or challenging behaviors that required intervention. Parents also must not have first- or second-degree relatives with a neurodevelopmental disorder, prenatal alcohol exposure, psychosis, or challenging behaviors that have required intervention. Parents must also be free of current or historical neurological, psychiatric, or other conditions that significant impact daily living (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke).

View the study flyer here.

Research Study Website
University of Washington and Seattle Children's Research Institute

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