Chewing and swallowing study in Autism

Purpose

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

Location

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

Eligibility

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

Contact

Zheng Wang, PhD
Principal Investigator (PI)

Age

N/A

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Keywords

Autism, Autism spectrum disorder, healthy volunteers

Principal Investigator

Zheng Wang, PhD

Department

Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development (NBD) Lab

Contact Information

nbd.lab@phhp.ufl.edu

352-294-5309


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