Multimodal integration in young children with autism

Identifying name : Synchro-1 

Date : January 2017 – June 2017

Participants : (1) Children from 3 to 5 years old with a diagnostic of autism (2) Children from 3 to 5 years old with typical development.

Funding : Marguerite-Marie Delacroix's relief funds

Summary :  We are interested in young children's ability to detect when a sound is delayed from a picture; that's what we called audiovisual asynchrony (e.g. when the noise from a drop of water comes after the impact of the drop on the sink). This ability seems to be crucial for integrating speech sounds and articulatory mouvement, and thus for language acquisition. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the ability to distinguish synchrone and asynchrone videos is associated with children's language level. In this study, your child will watch short videos for 10 minutes. During this task, we will record eye movements thanks to a small camera placed behind the computer screen. This study consists in 2 to 3 sessions. 

Status :  On-going recruitment. If you are interested in participating or in having your child participate in one of our studies, please sign-up HERE and we will then send you more information about this study.