Researchers at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute are developing a new screening tool to identify young children on the autism spectrum who might have been missed by toddler-age screening. We are inviting parents and educators of children ages 4-8 to participate.
What are the goals of the study?
We are creating a new screener for elementary-school children whose autism might still be diagnosed. This study is to test how well that screener is working, with children who have already been diagnosed with autism. We are seeking both parents AND EDUCATORS of children ages 4-8.
What will happen during the visit or online?
Participants will complete an online screening questionnaire (5 minutes). If they are eligible, someone from our research team will reach out to share the full study. The full study is a series of online questionnaires (45-60 minutes). Those who complete the full study will be compensated with $50.
How will this help families?
Many autistic children enter elementary school without their diagnosis being identified. This means that they do not get access to services and supports to which they would otherwise be legally entitled. The current project seeks to develop and implement new strategies for identifying children who may have been missed.