Wandering Research Study on GPS Tracking Devices

March 12th - August 30th
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Categories: Research, Safety, Family Support, Assistive Technology, Behavioral Resources

Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are concerned about their child wandering away from safe supervision. Some parents who are worried about wandering choose to have their child wear an electronic tracking device (ETD) that may help them to find their child if he or she wanders away. Researchers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York are conducting a new study to learn more about how using an ETD affects children with ASDs who wander and their families. If you participate in this study, you will be loaned an AngelSense Guardian tracking device to use for free for 6 weeks. When you first enroll in the study, you will be asked to spend about an hour filling out questionnaires that will provide background information about you and your child. For the rest of the study, you will be asked to fill out a quick, online questionnaire once per week. We expect that each weekly questionnaire will take you less than 15 minutes to complete. Additionally, every time your child wanders, you will be asked to answer a few questions about the wandering incident. To find out if you are eligible to participate in this study, click the link below to complete the Screening Questionnaire, or email the research team at ASDWandering@northwell.edu.

Click here to take the Screening Questionnaire: https://redcap.northwell.edu/surveys/?s=YTEJ7PEFNW

Participants will be compensated with $50Amazon.com eGift card if questionnaires are completed on time.


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Event Age Range: All Ages Event Cost:free Event Contact Email:ASDWandering@northwell.edu Event Location:Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York Event Address: n/a
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