Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies related to Parents of children with disabilities

Current as of 4/19/2014

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Overview

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Brain Imaging Study of New Methods for Identifying Alzheimer Disease

    Looking for:

    Adults in 3 groups:

    • 60 years and older with memory problems or Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • 60 and older who have mild/early-stage Alzheimer Disease
    • 60 and older with NO memory problems or diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease

    Compensation:

    $20 per hour: The study will take approximately 9 hours total, which can be spaced out over 2, 3 or 4 days, at your convenience.

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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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Help us learn more about the lower rates of autism in Hispanic children Ayúdenos a averiguar por qué, en comparación con otros, hay menos niños hispanos con autismo

    Looking for:

    Families whose first language is Spanish and who have a child diagnosed with Autism.

    Padres cuyos primer idioma es el español que tienen un hijo/a con el autismo.

    Compensation:

    See description for details. Ver descripción para más detalles.

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KidTalk Down Syndrome Social Communication Intervention Project

    Looking for:

    30 to 54 month old children with Down syndrome who:

    • have between 2 and 50 productive words or signs
    • use English as the home language
    • live within 30 miles of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    • do not have significant hearing/vision impairments

    Compensation:

    We offer language intervention & assessments at no cost to the family.

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KidTalk Down Syndrome Social Communication Intervention Project

    Looking for:

    30 to 54 month old children with Down syndrome who:

    • have between 2 and 50 productive words or signs
    • use English as the home language
    • live within 30 miles of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
    • do not have significant hearing/vision impairments

    Compensation:

    We offer language intervention & assessments at no cost to the family.

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Learn About your Child's Reading Abilities!

    Looking for:

    10 to 14 year old children

    with and without reading disabilities

    Compensation:

    up to $150 (check mailed to your home after the study is completed - $75 for academic tests, $75 for MRI).

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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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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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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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Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

    Looking for:

    Adults between the ages of 21 and 60 who can provide a confirmed diagnosis of schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder

    The parent, sibling, or adult child(ren) of persons with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder whose affected family member will share documentation of their diagnosis.

    Compensation:

    $20 hour for time plus travel

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Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

    Looking for:

    Healthy Caucasian adults between 50 and 80 years old who do NOT currently have:

    • psychological disorder ( Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia);
    • Neurological disorder (Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia)
    • History of brain surgery, head trauma, or stroke.

    Compensation:

    $20 hour for time plus travel

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Survey on Development in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

    Looking for:

    Parents of children with Down syndrome between 5 and 30 years old

    Compensation:

    We are grateful to all who agree to participate.

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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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