Parent Language Intervention for Autism

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This project focuses on parent training for families with children between 18 and 48 months old who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

This project examines: (a) specific parent characteristics that influence outcomes of two different parent-mediated language interventions and (b) the effects of a naturalistic early play and communication intervention on child social communication skills.

You could be eligible if:

  • Your child has an autism diagnosis or is showing signs of autism
  • Your child is not speaking in full sentences yet
  • Your child is 18 to 48 months old
  • Biological mother willing to participate in parent-training
  • English is the primary language your child hears
  • You live in the Chicagoland area

You could receive:

  • Parent training on language support strategies for your child
  • Therapy sessions in your home
  • Comprehensive language assessments over 5 months
  • Compensation for your time

This project has been reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (STU00201708) with Dr. Megan Roberts as the Principal Investigator.

Click here to view and download the Parent Language Intervention flyer