Studies

How Babies Communicate (directed by Dr. Jana Iverson)

Where: In your own home at a time convenient for you.

When: Monthly while babies are between 5 and 14 months, then again at 18, 24, and 36 months.

What:Trained staff visit your home for about an hour and observe infants during everyday activities and playtime with you.

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How Babies Develop Intellectually (directed by Dr. Mark Strauss)

Where: Infant & Toddler Development Center, University of Pittsburgh (free parking provided).

When: Infants are seen at 6, 11, 16, 24, 36 and 48 months of age.

What: Babies watch pictures and movies (e.g. Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) while we record how they look at them.

Infants who do not have a sibling with autism are also welcome in this study.

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How Babies Develop Socially (directed by Dr. Susan Campbell)

Where: Infant & Toddler Development Center, or in your own home.

When: Infants are seen at 6, 11, and 16 months on the same day they visit Dr. Strauss’s study and then again at 22, 28 and 34 months when they can be seen in our playroom at the university or in your home.

What: Infants and toddlers are observed in play with you and with one of our trained staff.

Infants who have an older sibling without autism are also welcome in this study.