Our Goal

The goals of this project are to learn more about the development and outcomes of infants with early developmental concerns via telehealth, and to identify different factors that support families’ participation and satisfaction with telehealth-based assessments. e.

In this study, we will meet over telehealth with caregivers and babies over time to see how they develop. We can also help identify if additional supports may be helpful. We will get information about how to make telehealth easier for families. This study will take place completely online.

This study is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Who Can Participate?

We are recruiting families with babies between 6 and 12 months old who:

  • May be showing differences in their social interactions or their communication, language, or play skills.
  • Can sit with help and hold toys.
  • Caregivers may or may not have concerns about specific diagnoses like autism or developmental delay.

What Does this Study Involve?

  • Answer questions online surveys about your baby and family, and complete 5 telehealth visits.
    • Four telehealth visits with your baby over the first year.
    • A follow-up visit when babies are 3 years old.
  • Each visit lasts about 1 hour and involves different play activities conducted in the home.
  • Toys and materials needed for the visits are provided. We can also help with internet access.
  • All study activities will occur in the home, no travel to the MIND Institute is needed.
  • Families can ask for a written report about the visit.
  • Participants will get $50 for each of the first 4 visits and $100 for the last visit.

Meagan Talbott, Ph.D.Principal Investigator: Meagan Talbott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
UC Davis School of Medicine