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Exploring Social Functioning in Individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder through Technology


Child Development & Autism | Children's Health

What is the purpose of this trial?

All procedures within the current protocol application were previously approved under HIC 1012007791, with the exception of procedures pertaining to physical fitness carried out at the external location ASD Fitness Center: Special Needs Fitness Gym. These ASD Fitness procedures were approved under protocol HIC 1508016307. Procedures merged from the ASD Fitness protocol into the 1012007791 procedures are shown as red within this document. Our research aims to refine our understanding of atypical development of social cognition and attention associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as identifying behavioral and neural markers of ASD, developing experimental therapeutics, reducing the age of detection, and expanding accessibility of screening and treatment to a larger population, and to leverage new technologies to accomplish these goals. We approach these goals through the design and use of innovative technology designed for enhanced detection and intervention, sampling children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), other developmental delays (DD), and who are typically developing (TD). Methods and technological interfaces including: eye tracking, social robots, mobile technologies, electronic and video games, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Radiant Skin Temperature, behavioral studies, and direct assessments and questionnaires.

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