Participants Needed for Chewing and Swallowing Study in Autism

Published: September 25th, 2019

Category: News, Research

Chewing and swallowing study in Autism

The Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development (NBD) Lab currently is seeking children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for participation in a clinical research study on chewing and swallowing. This study aims to better understand how sensory and motor dysfunctions contribute to chewing /swallowing difficulties in ASD.

Eligible individuals will be asked to complete the following non-invasive tests:

  • Questions about medical, developmental and family history
  • Autism diagnostic testing (not applicable for controls)
  • Puzzles
  • Chewing and swallowing assessment

Testing will be conducted at UF (Gainesville Campus). All procedures have been approved by our local Institutional Review Board.

Are you eligible?

  • Between the ages of 6 to 12
  • Received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    OR Have not received a diagnosis of ASD.

If you’re unsure if you meet the requirements, call or email a member of the study team:
Zheng Wang, PhD.
Principal Investigator (PI)

Participants will be compensated for their time! For more information, contact or 352-294-5309

Study ID: IRB201901348 Date Approved: 5/21/2019