Mirror Me Online: Study for Young Children with ASD

Study Title

A randomized control trial of an adaptive telehealth intervention for young children with ASD.

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Study Protocol Description:

This research will explore the use of internet-based approaches for delivering information about early intervention strategies to parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Families will be assigned to either a web-based education program or to an interactive telehealth program called Mirror Me Online. At Rush University Medical Center we expect to recruit approximately 60 families. Half of the families will be randomly assigned to the web-based education program while the other half of the families will be assigned to the interactive telehealth program.

Study Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are a parent of a young child (16 months to 60 months) with concerns of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Are a parent of a young child (16 months to 60 months) who has difficulties with imitation during social and play interactions.
  • Are willing and able to attend in-person visits to the AARTS Center at Rush at three different times (at the beginning, after 10 weeks, and after 15 weeks).
  • Are willing to be randomly assigned to either receive remote coaching or work through Mirror Me Online program on your own.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Are a parent of a child who demonstrates significant physical or sensory limitations which preclude participation in standardized play assessments.

This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Allie Wainer, PhD

Contact Information

Anna Hirshman


Rush University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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