OHSU Center for Spoken Language and Understanding
To develop state-of-the-art, non-intrusive tools to detect early signs of autism and other developmental disorders in infants.
Description of study:
Autism researchers at OHSU’s Center for Spoken Language Understanding (CSLU) are observing high-risk and typically developing infants during simple, everyday activities. The CSLU Autism researchers are looking for differences in the development of motor, vocal, and interactive behaviors that may be early markers of Autism or of other developmental disorders.
CSLU’s innovative technologies will lead to the baby monitor of the future.
Families with babies 0- to 6-months-old and an older child who either::
- Has an autism spectrum disorder. (i.e.,
Autistic disorder, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS)
- Has a developmental delay or learning disability. (i.e., language disorder, ADHD, dyslexia)
- Is typically developing. (no family members with history of developmental delays)
What would you need to do to participate?
- Visit the CSLU nursery twice a month for 6 months
- Play with your baby as you do at home
- You will be asked to return for follow-up visits 2 or 3 times each year until age 3.
What will we provide for your participation?
- Evaluations of your baby.
- Free consultation with a Psychologist.
- Compensation for your time.
Principal Investigator(s) :
- Jan van Santen, PhD
- Lois Black, PhD
- Center for Spoken Language and Understanding (CSLU), 20000 NW Walker Rd. Beaverton, OR 97006
Contact Details :
- Alison Hill, PhD, Study Coordinator
- Phone : 503-748-1602
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Known Funding Sources :
- none known
- OHSU protects the privacy of its research subjects’ personal health information. If you would like a copy of the OHSU Notice of Privacy Practices, please ask for a copy at your next visit or call 503 494-0444.
Download a copy
of the OHSU CSLU Autism Early Detection Infant Study Brochure.