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Assessing the Efficacy of a Gaze-Contingent Computer Interaction Game, Targeting Social Communicative Use of Directional Gaze

Principal Investigator:
Rebecca
Landa

This study is being done to examine the impact of an interactive, socially-directed computer game on the use of eye gaze for initiating social interactions in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Eligible families will be randomized to either a 3-week game intervention (n=15) or a no intervention (TAU; n=15) condition. Assessments will occur at pre- and post-intervention for both conditions and the intervention condition will have their daily game use monitored. Families with children 5-8 years-old with an ASD diagnosis will be recruited for this research study. Participants will be recruited from Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) through flyers posted within the center’s building and through an invitation letter to families from the other CARD studies who have children in the study’s age range and have agreed to be contacted about future research.

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