Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies related to Children with disabilities

Current as of 4/19/2014

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Overview

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Can Peg Pal (BMN 165) help Adults With PKU ?

    Looking for:

    Adults over 16 to 70 with PKU

    Compensation:

    $50 per week and reimbursement for travel

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Child Language & Literacy Lab

    Looking for:

    Preschool and school-age children

    Compensation:

    Language evaluations at no cost to you.

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Does your child like to play computer games?

    Looking for:

    Children 6 to 18 with or without an autism spectrum disorder who

    are likely to be comfortable working on a computer for 2 hours

    can verbally respond to a task

    have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing

    Compensation:

    $10 gift card per hour of study completed

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Executive Function in Children with Cochlear Implants

    Looking for:

    Children 7 to 16 years old with a cochlear implant

    Compensation:

    a small toy or book and your child's personal profile of strengths and weaknesses

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How Children Play

    Looking for:

    7-14 year old boys and girls with autism disorder or typical development

    Compensation:

    Up to $100

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KIDTalk: Is your child with autism having trouble talking?

    Looking for:

    4½ to 8½ year old children with autism spectrum disorder who have made limited progress in spontaneous expressive language after at least 1 year of intervention.

    Compensation:

    Assessments of language and cognitive skills and evidence-based communication intervention at the child’s school at no cost to you.

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KIDTalk: Is your child with autism having trouble talking?

    Looking for:

    4½ to 8½ year old children with autism spectrum disorder who have made limited progress in spontaneous expressive language after at least 1 year of intervention.

    Compensation:

    Assessments of language and cognitive skills and evidence-based communication intervention at the child’s school at no cost to you.

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Learning from Tennessee Families Impacted by Disability: A Statewide Survey

    Looking for:

    Tennessee parents and caregivers with a son or daughter with intellectual disability, autism, or other developmental disabilities

    Compensation:

    We will randomly select 50 parents to receive a $25 gift card for participating.

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Learning in Infants with Down syndrome

    Looking for:

    2 to 24 month old infants with Down syndrome

    Compensation:

    A toy or book

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Lysosomal Storage Disease (LSD) Registry

    Looking for:

    Anyone diagnosed with mucopolysaccharide storage disorder type 1 (MPS-1), Gaucher, Fabry, or Pompe disease

    Compensation:

    No payment will be offered to you for participation in the registry.

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Medication for Weight Gain in Children and Teens with ASD

    Looking for:

    Children age 6– 17 with an autism spectrum disorder who are taking an atypical antipsychotic like Risperidone (risperidol), Zyprexa (Olanzapine) and have gained unwanted weight.

    Compensation:

    Evaluations, study visits, and study drug are provided at no cost. At least $35/visit to the family.

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Processing Internal and External Sensory Cues in Autism

    Looking for:

    People from 8-17 years with autism OR who are typically developing

    Compensation:

    Participants will receive $15 per hour. Caregivers will receive $30 upon completion of all interviews and parent questionnaires.

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SENSE Theater 10 Week Intervention Project

    Looking for:

    Children with Autism Spectrum disorder with no intellectual disability ages 8 to 16

    Compensation:

    Social Skills / theater intervention at no cost.

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Sleep Education Program for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Looking for:

    Adolescents/young adults ages 11-21 years who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and live with a parent/caregiver.

    Compensation:

    Sleep Intervention at no cost; families will get feedback and be compensated for their time.

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Strengths and Social Connections of Siblings with and without Developmental Disabilities

    Looking for:

    Siblings between 18 and 30 years old who have a brother or sister with autism or an intellectual disability.

    Compensation:

    Enter a drawing to win 1 of 20 $25 gift certificates.

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Survey on Television Habits of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Looking for:

    Parents of children 2 to 16 years old with an autism spectrum disorder

    Compensation:

    Information about what we discover will be shared with you.

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The Effects of Visual and Auditory Stimulation on Exploration in Infancy

    Looking for:

    12-24 month infants with hearing loss

    Compensation:

    A T-shirt, toy or book, as well as $25.

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Trajectories of Phenotypic behavior in Persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Looking for:

    Individuals with PWS, ages 4 years and up

    Compensation:

    yes, call for details

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Williams Syndrome Research: A whole person approach

    Looking for:

    Persons with Williams Syndrome

    Compensation:

    varies

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