Recruiting Studies

Recruiting Studies

Recruiting Studies by MacART Members

Participate in our research! The list below shows active research studies and projects being conducted by MacART members and our collaborators that are currently looking for participants. There is information listed on who is eligible to take part and who to contact if you are interested to learn more.


Targeted Cognitive Intervention: Assessment and Plasticity in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Researchers:

Study Description:

This study will test a new computer-based program called “A Computerized Cognitive Intervention Solution” (ACCIS), which aims to improve the way Autistic children think and solve problems. If successful, the program may provide long-term benefits to Autistic children. Any Autistic children between the ages of 3-7 years can take part in this study. Participation entails two or three 1-hour assessment sessions completed remotely and access to an iPad or iPhone.

Approximate Study Period:

November 2021 – Ongoing

Recruitment Information:

Eligibility criteria: Autistic children who are between the ages of 3-7 years old.
If interested in participating, please contact: Dr. Diana Parvinchi at dparvinchi@mcmaster.ca, or Dr. Geoffrey Hall at (905) 525-9140, extension 23033.


The Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network

Funded by:

Ontario Brain Institute

Researchers:

Dr. Stelios Georgiades, Dr. Teresa Bennett, Dr. Joseph Beyene, Dr. Jane Foster, Dr. Geoff Hall, Dr. Caroline Roncadin, Dr. Karun Singh, Dr. Noam Soreni, Dr. Peter Szatmari, Dr. Marc Woodbury-Smith, Dr. Margaret Fahnestock, and Colleagues.

Study Description:

To accelerate the discovery of biomarkers that will enhance understanding of Autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and intellectual disability, Tourette Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, and Down Syndrome. The project will also accelerate the translation of these discoveries into novel, effective and personalized treatments aimed at improving the lives of affected children and their families. Since its inception, 472 Autistic participants have had behavioural and cognitive assessments, imaging, and electrophysiology studies. More children and their families will be recruited in the future.

Approximate Study Period:

October 2011 – March 2023

More Information:

Please see the following PDFs for more information: POND Network BrochurePOND Network Flyer
Eligibility criteria: Confirmed autism diagnosis; 21 years, 11 months of age or less
If interested in participating, please contact: Alessia Greco, algreco@mcmaster.ca, or Carolyn Russell, crussel@mcmaster.ca. 

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