Researchers at Seattle Children’s are looking for parents of 2 to 12 year old children with autism spectrum disorder to take part in an online survey study and an in-person EEG visit. We will use a variety of neuroscience, behavioral, and self-report techniques to first understand if there are unique emotional or behavioral considerations for families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and challenging behaviors and if these characteristics influence participation in and completion of interventions.
What are the goals of the study?
This study is being done to learn more about parents’ emotion processes and problem-solving in families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and behavior problems. For families who participate in this study, parents will complete several questionnaires and one lab-based visit to measure brainwaves with an EEG while completing some problem-solving or other tasks.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Parents will complete about 1 hour total of questionnaires (about themselves and their children) and 1.5 hours of an in-person visit. During the in-person visit, parents will complete 15 minutes of problem-solving activities and 1 hour of EEG (i.e., measurement of brainwaves while playing games).
How will this help families?
Findings will help us support families enrolled in interventions targeting challenging behaviors.