Information for Parent and Child Participants

We are currently recruiting children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. See the information below to learn how you can help with our research!


Volunteers are needed to participate in a research study at Western University in London to investigate brain function during auditory processing.  Children will participate a 2½-3½ hour session that will include testing of their language, thinking, and social interaction skills, and measurement of their brain’s response to sounds using EEG. EEG is completely non-invasive and does not involve any form of radiation. 

 We need children who have all of the following features:

  • aged 6-11 years old

  • diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Autism, PDD or Asperger Syndrome)

  • could be described as “high-functioning” (e.g., have strengths in some areas of academics or thinking)

  • able to speak in sentences of three words or more

  • able to sit still for five minutes while watching a silent movie

  • do not have a hearing impairment or a neurological disorder (such as seizures, cerebral palsy or hydrocephalus)

We have a very flexible booking schedule, and can offer a time during weekdays, evenings or weekends.

If interested, or for further information, please contact: Rachael Smyth, Research Coordinator at or 519-611-2111 x88006.

Want to learn more about what it's like to participate in our EEG study? Click HERE.

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Dr. Janis Cardy
Associate Professor
The University of Western Ontario
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Elborn College
1201 Western Rd.
London, Ontario CANADA
N6G 1H1

Tel: 519-661-2111
ext. 88000

Fax: 519-850-2369

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Interested in Participating in Research?

Rachael Smyth
Research Coordinator

Tel: 519-661-2111
ext. 88006

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