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Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE)

The Training Early Social Language in Autism (TESLA) project at Boston University’s Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) investigates how toddlers and preschoolers with autism learn social language (i.e. verbal and non-verbal communication). It involves early intervention programs to evaluate changes on behavioral and brain measures.

CARE is inviting families with toddlers and preschoolers (ages 18-59 months) with a confirmed diagnosis of autism or suspicion that their child might have autism to participate in this early intervention study. At the center several play-based assessments and an EEG task (a non-invasive technique to measure brain activity) are completed before and after families receive a 10-week intervention program. The intervention programs are targeting key early skills, such as play, imitation, language and communication.

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