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Game-based cognitive intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Project end date: Ongoing project

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The University of Victoria Child Development Lab is currently conducting a study comparing game-based cognitive interventions for children with autism. The purpose of this research is to determine whether children can benefit from a cognitive intervention to improve their abilities to focus, remember, and self-regulate.

In this study, caregivers will have a role as their child’s interventionist and support their development of attention and executive functions through a parent-delivered intervention. Children will play one of two game-based interventions 3-to-4 times per week over 6 weeks with one of their caregivers supporting them. Each session will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Caregivers will receive training on how they can support their child in completing the sessions and the research team will be available to help you should questions arise. This research opportunity is currently open to children ages 4 to 8 years old who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (or who are waiting to get assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorders) and their caregivers.

For more information or to participate, contact Buse Bedir at [email protected].