Skill Sprout is collaborating with Dr. Sarko, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to conduct an social robot research study. The purpose of this study is to understand how typically developing children, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), process visual and auditory stimuli (sights and sounds) together. Information gathered from this study may highlight the unique sensory and social experiences of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Who is the research study for?

We are looking for children, ages 12-17 who have been diagnosed with autism and those who are typically developing.

How long will the research study take?

It takes 2 hours or less.

What goes on in the research study?

The participant will be asked to answer some questions and complete a series of computer “games” involving videos of people and robots.

How do you get involved?

Skill Sprout is helping Dr. Sarko, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, recruit participants for the research project. Skill Sprout will host research days at all of their clinic locations, in which Dr. Sarko will perform her research with participants recruited through Skill Sprout. There will be Skill Sprout staff present at the office during these scheduled research days.

Research Days at Skill Sprout Clinics:

Lombard, IL • 330 Eisenhower Ln North Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Normal, IL • 706 Oglesby, Suite 200 Thursday, August 3, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Peoria, IL • 8500 N. Knoxville Ave, Suite A Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Springfield, IL • 2035 W. Iles, Suite C Monday, August 7, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Washington, IL • 97 Eastgate Drive Monday, July 31, 2017
Farmers Branch, TX • 13604 Midway Rd, Ste 180 Tuesday, August 15 through
Friday, August 18, 2017

Contact Taylor at (800) 773-1682 x317 for more information
or register online above.

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How do you register?

You can visit any Skill Sprout clinic and let the office manager know that you want to register for the research study and they will get you registered.


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