Participate In Research On Children’s Quality of Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Two Ph.D. candidates from University of New Brunswick are conducting research on Children’s Quality of Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder. How about we help them out with their research? 🙂
The first study is intended for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 8-11 in North America.
What is it about?
A study examining the well-being of school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Who is doing it?
The study is being conducted by Mandy Fulton, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick under the supervision of Barbara D’Entremont, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.
What will I have to do?
If you choose to participate, you will complete an online questionnaire. The survey takes most people approximately 30-45 minutes to complete all of the questions. You will be asked to complete demographic questions and questions about the child’s autism symptoms, behaviours, functional skills, task persistence, parent’s mental well-being, sibling type, school type, reciprocal friendships, and participation in activities.
The second study that is being conducted is for high school students (grades 9-12) or students who have completed high school in the last 3 years in Canada with Autism, Aspergers, or PDD-NOS.
If you have a child with Autism, Aspergers, or PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder –not otherwise specified) AND your child is in high school (grades 9-12) in Canada OR your child completed high school in Canada within the last 3 years, they are interested in hearing from you. If you have more than one child who fits the above criteria, please fill out the survey for the child who you believe has the most impact on your family’s quality of life.
If you choose to take part in this study you will be asked to fill out a survey related to the following:
· Background information like your education level, languages spoken in the home
· Your stresses and rewards associated with your child’s transition out of high school
· Family Quality of Life
· Child Behaviour
· Coping Methods
· Details related to your child’s transition out of high school
Questions about the surveys? Email Mandy Fulton with questions here.
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