Language Learning in Children with ASD

Research Study

Researchers at New York University are conducting a study funded by the National Institutes of Health to study language learning in children with ASD ages 3-6. Our goal is to understand the best ways of presenting new vocabulary to support children’s learning. For example, in one part of the experiment, we are asking whether children learn more easily when a word is presented in the context of one of their preferred or restricted interests (e.g., trains, or a specific cartoon character) than when it is presented more neutrally.

The study involves one visit to our research center on NYU’s campus lasting about 2 hours. Your child will watch two short videos (~3-5 minutes) and we will record where your child looks on the screen to help us understand how your child interprets the videos. We will also conduct some standardized testing with an expert clinician. You will be with your child the entire time.

Siblings are welcome! Just let us know ahead of time so that we can have extra staff on hand.

You will receive a $20 gift card and your child will receive a children’s book as a thank-you.


Published on: Dec 13, 2019 @ 18:24