November 9, 2010

Vanderbilt Researchers Need Participants Ages 8 to 17 for a Study on How the Brain Combines Sight and Sound

Does your child like to play computer games?

If your child is:

• Between the ages of 8 to 17
• Has an autism spectrum disorder or is typically developing
• Has normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing (glasses or contacts are okay)
• A native English speaker

Then your child may be eligible to participate. Our research project looks at how the brain combines sights and sounds. We hope to gain a better understanding of developmental differences in how information from the senses is used in autism spectrum disorders by comparing children with ASD to typically developing children.

If you and your child decide to participate in this study, your child will be compensated for his/her time and effort.

If you would like more information about this study, please contact Leslie Kwakye at 936-7104 or e-mail leslie.e.dowell@vanderbilt.edu.