The Group Therapy Study is being conducted by Telethon Kids Institute and the WA Health Child Development Service (CDS). The aim of the study is to understand how children learn social and language skills and how we can help children reach their full potential.
The study is looking for infants aged 7 to 14 months, who have been referred to the CDS for social communication delay. The group therapy focuses on helping families understand more about their child’s communication abilities.
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The CliniKids Autism Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute have undertaken a large project to develop a National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism. Currently the diagnostic process differs across states within Australia and the guideline aims to create an efficient, equitable and flexible process for the diagnosis of austim. The recommendations of the guideline have been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), which demonstrates that they are of high quality, based on best available scientific evidence and developed to rigorous standards.
Beyond Childhood: Understanding autism in adolescence and adulthood
The aim of this project is to understand how children who have been diagnosed with autism have changed since their diagnosis and understand their achievements, as well as their challenges, over time. We hope that this research will help inform how we can help individuals on the autism spectrum reach their full potential. This study is being conducted by a team at the Telethon Kids Institute and University of Queensland and is funded by the Raine Medical Research Foundation.
We are currently looking for individuals to participate who are over 13 years old and received an autism diagnosis in WA at least 5 years ago.
The aim of the TALK study is to understand how testosterone exposure in the womb may be related to brain growth before birth, and language development after birth.
We will study 500 women from 18 weeks pregnancy until birth, and then their child until three years of age. The information we collect during this study will help us to better understand how children acquire the remarkable skill of language, and how we can best support children who have difficulties learning language.
The study is being conducted by a team of researchers from Telethon Kids Institute in collaboration with the Joondalup Health Campus, The University of Western Australia, the University of Oxford and the Max Planck Institute.
If you would like more information about the study, please click here or contact the Project Coordinator.
Phone: 6319 1832
The Gazefinder study is testing whether ‘Gazefinder’ eye tracking technology could improve our ability to detect and diagnose autism in early childhood.
The study is being run by La Trobe University in Melbourne and Telethon Kids Institute in Perth. Viewing of the Gazefinder takes 2½ minutes and is like watching a computer or TV. The video animation involves clips that are playful and engaging for young children – animated characters, shapes, and human faces set to a musical background.
We are looking for children with autism and children without autism aged 2 to 4 years 11 months to participate in the study.
For more information about the study, please click here or contact the Project Coordinator.