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Preschoolers with Autism Study

Seeking children with Autism and their parent/guardian to participate in a research study
Looking at the effectiveness of a new nasal spray in reducing social and behavioral difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are seeking children with Autism and their parent/guardian to participate in a research study we are conducting. The study is looking at the effectiveness of a new nasal spray in reducing social and behavioural difficulties in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The nasal spray is being studied in combination with an established social learning intervention, called the Parent-delivered Early Start Denver Model (P-ESDM). Children and their parents will attend a 12 week therapy program with a therapist, where they will learn how to use P-ESDM with their child at home. To participate, you and your child must be able to attend 5 study visits and 13 P-ESDM sessions at Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney over the course of 6 months.

Participation involves:
- Eligibility assessments (medical and behavioural)
- Regular appointments at the Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney during the 13-week study period and one follow-up appointment 3-months later
- Parent questionnaires and interviews
- Parent-child interaction tasks

Ethics committee approval number: HREC/18/RPAH/157 

Eligibility

Eligibiltiy criteria:

  • Be aged between 3 and 5 years
  • Have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Not have any other severe genetic, physical or neurological conditions

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact:

02 9351 0808 or med.actr@sydney.edu.au