Autism Social Self-Reflection Study

Autism Social Self-Reflection Study

The Study

The Social Self-Reflection Study is designed to improve social skills in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We teach students with ASD to self-reflect about their own behavior, in order to learn from it and make changes to their conversational and social skills. This is an innovative approach that has not been tried anywhere else to help people with ASD to learn a new set of skills.


We are recruiting participants who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger’s Syndrome, are between 10 and 17 years old, and have an average (or above average) IQ. We will be having conversations and playing games, so participants should have conversational language and be able to engage in those kinds of activities.

What’s involved

Participants will come to our Learning Lab in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington. We will have conversations, play games, and video tape many of our activities for review. Participation will include approximately 12 visits, each lasting about one hour.

Participation is free. Participants will be able to choose a small gift or gift card at the completion of each visit. If at any time you decide you don’t want to participate, that is okay and there is no penalty.

All of the information that we will collect from you during this study will be kept confidential and your name will not be associated with your data in research reports.

Research Team

The project is run by Assistant Professor of Special Education Sarah Hurwitz and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Brain Sciences Dan Kennedy.

For More Information

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