Cognitive Training

What is the goal of Cognitive Training?

The purpose of this study is to find out more about a new computer-based cognitive training program for adolescents (12-17 years) and adults (18–35 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We will assess the efficacy of this program by comparing performance on cognitive and social measures before and after participants complete the training program.

What happens in this study?

First, participants will complete some questionnaires and assessments.

Then, we will provide access to a set of computer-based training games to be played over several weeks (~10-14 weeks).

After completing the first set of games and questionnaires, participants will be asked to try a second set of questionnaires and computer-based training games (~10-14 weeks).

Participants will receive compensation for each assessment session and for completing scheduled training sessions on a weekly basis.

Participants may receive up to a total of $375.00 for completing all assessments and both sets of training games (~22-27 weeks). We are testing two different training programs and participants will be assigned to each program randomly for their first study phase. They will then receive the alternate program in the second phase of the study.

For more information, please contact the Jacob Lab Research Team at jacoblab@umn.edu, or 612.625.8448.