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Seeking Research Volunteers: Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to Complete a Survey (child between ages of 6-12)

*Also seeking parents of typically developing children for the survey

Are you a parent of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?


Malaysia-Australia Autism Sleep Health Program
Introduction Hello, my name is Dr. Karen Jennifer Golden and I am a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Discipline at Monash University, Sunway Campus. Together with my co-investigators in Malaysia and Monash Australia, we are conducting a study designed to understand more about the role of sleep in development by meeting with parents of children with an ASD as well as parents of typically developing children. Your participation in this study would be greatly appreciated as it contributes to a deeper understanding and knowledge of children with ASD. Incentive for Participants * Participants will be given a RM30 incentive in the form of a voucher for petrol, shopping or a bookstore for the completion of the first survey. Following completion of the second survey (within 8 months later) participants will be given an additional RM 60 voucher. * If you choose to also participate in the optional additional sleep assessment part we will provide an additional RM 50. * This will result in a total payment of RM 140 for the study.

Requirements for Participation


1. A parent with a child aged between 6 to 12 years old 2. The child has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by a medical or mental health professional 3. The parent is able to read and understand English sufficient to be able to complete surveys in English

Further Information The study involves completion of two surveys at two time points (within 8 months apart). The survey (a series of questionnaires) can either be completed at Monash University Sunway campus, or another location convenient for you (e.g. your home). This survey asks questions relating to your own and your childs sleep habits, behaviour and mental health. Completing the survey will take approximately 120 minutes. You will be asked to complete the survey twice, 8 months after the first survey, if you agree. You may also choose to participate in another optional part of the study assessing sleep activity.

This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (CF13/401 2013000174). Participating in this study is voluntary. Thank you very much. If you are interested to participate or to inquire about the study, please contact: Ms. Jeanette Liaw @ 017 249 4063 [ jeanette.liaw@monash.edu ] or Dr. Karen Jennifer Golden @ 017-3883892 [ karen.golden@monash.edu ]