Infant Development Research Study
Join a University of South Carolina developmental research study!
Visits conducted in Columbia, SC
Compensation provided
Close monitoring of newborns through the first 2-3 years of life
Fast Facts
Free developmental feedback
About this research study:
Researchers are seeking to better understand infant development to help improve earlier treatment and intervention for social and language delays.
Researchers are seeking infants under 4 months of age whose caregivers wish to closely monitor developmental milestones. This research monitors infants' social, language, and motor skills through their first 2-3 years.

At certain points in the study, you will be given information about your child. This information may help you better understand your child's development.
Additional Information
What are the benefits for participating families?
Participating families will receive close monitoring of their newborn while receiving support and feedback from expert clinicians. Families receive free developmental assessments including an early autism evaluation for their child at age 2. The team also helps connect families to local providers and early intervention services as needed.
What does participation look like?
Participation involves 1.5-2 hour visits to the Early Social Development Lab at the University of South Carolina. Infants engage in play-based assessments and activities alongside their caregiver. Infants also watch short movies while their heart rate and attention is measured.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants will receive a $25 gift card per study visit with the chance to earn up to $250.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.
Come participate in our studies on infant development!
You will have the opportunity to receive feedback about your child from our psychologist and can also earn up to $250 for participating!