Parental Teaching of Theory of Mind in Children of Color with Autism

Research Study

I am a graduate student at Miami University conducting a study on children of color with autism and theory of mind for my master’s thesis, and I am having trouble recruiting participants. I am hoping you could help me with the recruitment. The research will examine what types of parental perspective-taking teachings are most effective in developing the theory of mind of children of color with autism. Parents will complete an interview regarding how perspective-taking is taught at home. I am interested in children with autism between the ages of 4 and 6 who are high-functioning and have no other developmental disorder diagnosis. I need to recruit at least 10 African American, 10 Asian American, and 10 Latino children with autism and their parents.

Here is the script to be used in the listserv advertising the study:

The Harris Parent-Child Interaction Lab is conducting a study on parental teaching of perspective-taking and perspective-taking ability in children of color with autism. The researcher would like to recruit African American, Asian American, or Latino children with a verifiable diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and their parents. The child must have no other developmental disorder diagnoses. The researcher will give one of the parents an interview regarding how perspective-taking is taught in their house as well as a perspective-taking inventory. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Annahita Modirrousta at or at (615) 473-2814. You may also contact the head of the lab, Dr. Yvette Harris, at

Published on: Jul 6, 2021 at 13:23

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