Research

Research

Parents Optimizing Language in Kids with Autism (POLKA) Project

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

These projects examine: (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 18 to 48 months old
-You speak English to your child at least half of the time
-You live in the Chicagoland area

These projects have been reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (STU00201708 and STU00201559) with Dr. Megan Roberts as the Principal Investigator.

Click here to view and download the POLKA flyer

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