Parents or teachers of 2-4 year olds with autism: short survey to help with early intervention research!

I'm looking for parents who may be interested in completing a short survey to help with early intervention research.

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I would be so grateful for your help with this very important research!

Study Description:
No research study has examined the relationship between the presence/absence of early indicators of behavioral difficulties and the presence/absence of core preschool life skills (as described by Hanley et al. 2007). The preschool life skills include: expressing needs/wants/feelings/preferences that others can understand, following instructions, tolerating delays in access to preferred items and activities, and developing friendships. Behavioral difficulties such as aggression towards self and others, temper tantrums, and noncompliance are often prevalent in older children with autism, yet little is known about how these manifest at a younger age. This study will examine factors related to (a) early indicators of behavioral difficulties and (b) the presence/absence of the core preschool life skills in children below the age of 5 years. Absence of the preschool life skills as a risk marker/predictor of early forms of behavioral difficulties will also be investigated.

Strict confidentiality will be maintained. The child’s/parent’s/teacher’s name will not be used anywhere throughout the study. You will have the right to withdraw consent at any time during the study (and up until the time the results are published) without providing an explanation.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated. If you would like any additional information please contact Carolyn Ritchey (