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Volunteer Research Assistants Needed – Autism Study

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The purpose of this study is to examine sex differences in social-pragmatic skills or the social use of language in school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically developing (TD) children. Data collection will be done entirely online and over the phone.
We are currently looking for highly motivated volunteers to assist with study tasks, including participant recruitment, screening for eligibility, scheduling and tracking study tasks, data collection and processing (transcribing and coding child responses during study tasks), and data entry.

Volunteers will be working remotely. Hours are flexible but a commitment of at least 8-10 hours/ week is required.

If you’re considering graduate school, this is a great opportunity to experience working on a research study. You will attend weekly lab meetings, collect and analyze child language data.
Also, opportunities are available for volunteers to contribute to scientific posters and complete their own research projects in areas related to the collected data.

Primary duties: Volunteers will assist with recruitment of potential participants, data collection, data entry and management, data transcription and scoring.

Training Received: This will be a great training opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate study in Speech-Language Pathology, Education, Psychology, Social Work, and related fields.

Eligibility: Must be a college junior, senior or a graduate student. Experience working with children and families is preferred. Coursework in language development, child behavior, psychology, statistics, and/ or research methods is preferred. Basic knowledge of Excel is a plus. No prior lab experience is necessary.

Volunteers will be required to complete human subjects training.

Commitment requirements: A minimum of 8-10 hours per week. Hours are flexible.

Interested? Please send your CV and availability to along with the following:
• Year in college / graduate program
• Major(s)
• Relevant coursework and experience
• A short summary of your interests

Faculty Advisor
Ashwaq Alzamel / Advisor: Elizabeth Crais, PhD
Research Supervisor
Ashwaq Alzamel
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