Chewing and swallowing study in Autism


We are currently seeking children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children without ASD between ages 6 to 12 years for a research study on feeding and swallowing. Compensation provided.

This study aims to better understand how sensory and motor dysfunctions contribute to chewing /swallowing difficulties in ASD.

  • Eligible individuals will be asked to complete the following non-invasive tests:
  • Questions about medical, developmental and family history
  • Autism diagnostic testing (not applicable for controls)
  • Puzzles
  • Chewing and swallowing assessment


Testing will be conducted at UF (Gainesville Campus). All procedures have been approved by our local Institutional Review Board.


  • Between the ages of 6 to 12
  • Received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • OR have not received a diagnosis of ASD.


Zheng Wang, PhD
Principal Investigator (PI)





Monetary compensation



Autism, Autism spectrum disorder, healthy volunteers

Principal Investigator

Zheng Wang, PhD


Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development (NBD) Lab

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