The Foundations Research Study at the UMass Medical School E.K. Shriver Center
Foundations of Learning in Children with and without Developmental Disabilities is a research study whose purpose is to develop and/or improve on educational procedures for individuals with developmental disabilities. We are enrolling typically developing children and adolescents (ages 5 to 10), and those with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, & Down syndrome between the ages of 5 and 22.
This project actually consists of 4 separate studies that look at how children learn to focus on, respond to, and communicate with visual symbols (like pictures and faces) and sounds (both speech and non-speech).
The study also involves:
- Developmental testing (IQ and language tests)
- Basic vision & hearing tests
- Computer tasks
- May include tracking of eye movements
- May include brainwave measurement using an EEG machine
Study visits can take place in your home or here at the Shriver Center in Waltham, MA. We schedule sessions at the parents' and child’s convenience.
You will be compensated for your time and participation.
For more information, contact Jennifer: firstname.lastname@example.org
UMMS IRB docket #H-12531