IDEA Study

Research Study

The IDEA Study examines the early development of executive control – how children think while working toward a goal, learning to do something new, or controlling their behavior. This project will examine whether behavior and brain responses related to executive control are tied to social development and treatment response over time. We are especially interested in comparing the development of executive control for children with autism spectrum disorder, other developmental delays, and children with no developmental concerns.

We are actively recruiting 2 & 4 year olds with autism spectrum disorder (or concerns about autism), developmental delays, or no developmental concerns

All families will receive a written report with information about their child’s current developmental level, free parking, childcare for siblings during visits, and a small payment for participating. For children with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay, families will also receive recommendations about how to access intervention services.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information please send us an email at


Submitted on: 2020/04/02 at 2:12 pm