Information for Parent and Child Participants


Volunteers are needed to participate in a research study at Western 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 electroencephalography (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 Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 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: Elaine Kwok at or 519-661-2111 x88006.


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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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Rachael Smyth
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Tel: 519-661-2111
ext. 88006

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