Are you the parent of a 2-5 year-old child who has an intellectual or developmental disorder such as Down syndrome, Fragile X, Rett, Angelman, Prader-Willi, or Williams syndrome? You may be able to participate in an online research study to help develop a new questionnaire for measuring emotion management in children. Compensation provided.
Many toddlers and preschoolers experience strong emotions, but currently available questionnaires are not always reliable when used to assess emotions in very young children. The purpose of this study is to create a new questionnaire for measuring emotion management in toddlers and preschoolers. Researchers hope their findings lead to better ways to support healthy emotional development in young children in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?
- Parent of child aged 2-5
- Child has an intellectual or developmental disorder, such as Down syndrome, Fragile X, Rett, Angelman, Prader-Willi, or Williams syndrome
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Participation involves one online session during which parents will complete online questionnaires for about 30 minutes to one hour.
IRB:STUDY20010023A - Develop the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory Young Child (EDI-YC)
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Carla A. Mazefsky, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mazefsky is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She received her postdoctoral training at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Dr. Mazefsky’s research interests include emotion regulation as a critical mechanism in Autism Spectrum Disorders.