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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Invited to Participate in Play Intervention Study!

Investigators: Drs. Anjana Bhat & Linda Neelly; University of Connecticut; Protocol#: H11-218WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Children with autism spectrum disorders between 3 and 14 years WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED? A total of 20 sessions delivered over a period of 10 weeks. We will visit you at your home or school to deliver a play intervention (music-based or social play). Each session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Parents/caregivers will provide additional training sessions to children with autism. During the testing sessions we examine your child’s motor skills during various games that involve walking, drumming, balancing, and copying complex hand movements. The visits will be videotaped so that we may score your child’s responses later.  You/your child’s teacher will fill out questionnaires to obtain a measure of your child’s development. You will also need to provide a letter confirming your child’s diagnosis and we will conduct an additional assessment. Your child will receive $50 upon completion of all testing sessions and the majority of the training sessions.If interested, please call us at 1-860-486-0019 or email at anjana.bhat@uconn.edu.

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