Our Goal

Child playing with parentThe goal of this study is to evaluate telehealth assessment of autism in toddlers between 18 and 42 months of age. This study tests the accuracy of telehealth evaluations of young children, comparing them to the results of in-person traditional assessments. We will also examine how quickly families are able to access services after receiving an evaluation via telehealth versus traditional in-person methods. We hope that this research will advance early detection methods for autism and improve access to diagnostic services for families who live far away from metropolitan centers or in medically under-served communities.

Who Can Participate?

  • Toddlers between the ages of 18 and 42 months and their parents

What Does This Study Involve?

  • Completion of an initial online developmental screening questionnaire
  • If no concerns are raised, your participation in the study will be complete
  • If possible developmental concerns are identified, you will be invited to continue in a larger research study with 2 visits (in-person and/or telehealth evaluations)
  • Feedback from experts in early diagnosis, referrals for intervention as needed, and a written report summarizing your child’s strengths and challenges
  • Families will receive $25 compensation for completing the screening and $25 for in-person and/or telehealth visits

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please call 916-703-0425.

Shyeena Maqbool, B.S.
Lab Assistant II
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis Health