The CUB Study: Communicating and Understanding your Baby
The CUB Study is interested in supporting families of a newborn where there is a family history of autism, ADHD or intellectual disability.
Interactions between parents and babies are among the most influential experiences in a child’s life. This study is testing a world-first program that helps parents understand their baby’s early social and communication abilities and empowers parents to interact with their baby in a way that supports their early development.
Through this study, we are seeking to understand whether this new program improves the language and social development of babies.
Recruitment is now open. If you are pregnant and you or your partner's immediate family have a history of autism (or ADHD or intellectual disability) and you would like to participate, please contact:
Our researchers are trialling a new group-based exercise intervention for young people aged 8-15 years who have a neurodevelopmental disorder (ASD, ADHD or DCD) associated with significant movement challenges.
The study involves three visits to UWA to evaluate your child’s movement, activity levels, quality of sleep and general health PLUS attending a free group exercise program, run by accredited exercise physiologists, once a week for 20 weeks (approx. 1 hr per session).
For more information or to take part in the study, please contact:
Some children diagnosed on the autism spectrum experience difficulty with movement. These difficulties often emerge early and can impact on many aspects of their life.
The aim of the Gait and Posture Study (GAPS) is to evaluate a foundational skill most children acquire between 12-18 months of age and master by approximately three years – walking.
The study will examine some of the ongoing challenges children diagnosed with ASD experience with walking (e.g., low muscle tone) and how interventions may better target these difficulties to improve functioning and participation.
If you have a child aged between 3-5 years with a diagnosis of autism OR without a diagnosis of autism or any other developmental concerns and you would like more information, please contact:
Our projects aim to make a meaningful difference to the lives of children diagnosed with autism or developmental delays … and you can help. If you and your family are interested in contributing to research, you can join our research participation list.
What’s involved? Fill out our sign-up form, providing us with your name, contact details and whether your child has received any diagnoses. We’ll retain this information and contact you about research projects that fit your circumstances.
You can choose which projects suit you and your interests and you’ll be under no obligation to participate in any projects by joining our participation list.