Parents of Child with an Autism Disorder and Typically Developing Sibling Invited to Participate in SD Study
If you are a parent or caregiver of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (between the ages of 3 and 17) AND have another child that is typically developing (between the ages of 8-17) we need your help understanding the experiences of your children.
The purpose of this study is to examine how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects specific components of sibling relationship quality. The components being examined are warmth and conflict. In addition, the study will examine how high or low levels of warmth and conflict in the sibling relationships are related to the typically developed child's emotions.
Results from this study will help further the knowledge of how the sibling relationship quality is affected within sibling pairs with ASD, and this can inform possible interventions and therapies aimed at enhancing the sibling relationship quality. Results from this study may also shed light on which areas of children's emotions are most impacted, and help the field of psychology better assist typically developing siblings of children with developmental disabilities in positive emotional development. By participating in this study you and your children with be eligible to enter into a drawing for Amazon gift cards. There will be two $50 gift cards for the parents and four $25 and five $10 gift cards drawn for the children.
Completing the study will take parents/caregivers approximately 20-25 minutes and typically developing siblings about 20-35 minutes Click the link below and follow the provided instructions. Your child can complete their portion of the study by doing the same.
If you or your child would like to participate in a study related to implementation fidelity (whether an intervention is put into practice in the same way that researchers plan) of interventions designed to teach spoken vocabulary to 3-5 year old children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, please contact:
Purpose: Compare if parents are more likely to implement an intervention in line with best practices when that intervention is parent initiated vs. child initiated.
Where: Intervention sessions will take place in the child's home. A researcher will visit the home to provide coaching sessions to the parent to teach tehm how to implement each type of intervention. All supplies will be provided at no cost.
What: We ask taht each parent and child commit to implementing an intervention in thier home approximately 30 minutes per day 5 days per week until the child has acquired target vocabulary words (approximately 3 weeks).