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Oxytocin use in preschoolers with autism

A study into the effectiveness of nasal spray in combination with an established social learning therapy in reducing social and behavioural difficulties in children with ASD.

We are seeking children with autism (aged 3-5) and their parent/guardian to participate in a research study looking at the effectiveness of a new nasal spray in combination with an established social learning therapy (Parent-delivered Early Start Denver Model) in reducing social and behavioural difficulties in children with ASD.


Children and their parents will be asked to attend a 13 week therapy program with a certified ESDM therapist and 5 research visits at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney.

Participants will receive 13 weeks FREE therapy and nasal spray in Sydney.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in this study you must:

  • be aged 3 –5 years
  • be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism, PDD-NOS or Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • be able to attend 5 appointments at the Brain and Mind Centre 
  • not be allergic to preservatives 
  • not have any severe cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart disease) or high blood pressure
  • not have serious any kidney or liver disease (e.g., kidney stones or kidney failure)
  • not have epilepsy or a seizure disorder
  • not have severe nasal obstruction or blockage

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please use this link to access the survey.