We are the Psychology of Language Lab at Princeton University, and we are studying how autistic children learn language. We will send families videos of picture books being read aloud, and will study whether different types of picture books can help autistic children learn new words. Families who participate in the study can earn up to $163.
What are the goals of the study?
The goal of this study is to learn more about why some autistic children have difficulty learning language, and to test a teaching method we think may help children learn new words more easily.
What will happen during the visit or online?
If you choose to participate in this study, we will send your family eight short videos of picture books being read aloud. We will also meet with you and your child on Zoom at the beginning and end of the study, during which we will show your child some pictures of objects and ask them to find objects that match. Finally, we will send you a questionnaire to fill out at the beginning and end of the study, and follow up with you three months after the end of the study to see how much your answers change.
How will this help families?
This study will help researchers develop new methods of teaching language to autistic children.