University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Research

Southern California Child Development Survey (SoCal CDS)

Principal Investigator: Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Co-Investigators: John Sideris PhD, Helen Lee PhD
Project Coordinator: Elizabeth Choi MS, CCC-SLP

SoCal CDS is a survey study examining children’s development from 6 to 16 months of age in domains such as social communication and sensory regulation. We are recruiting families from communities within the greater Los Angeles area to collect normative data on a diverse population. Participants will complete a 15-20 minute survey including the “First Years Inventory” (FYI), a questionnaire which asks parents about how their child responds to people, objects, and events. The survey also includes questions about developmental history and any potential concerns. Data obtained from birth records will also be used for analyses with survey outcomes to describe and correlate demographic and perinatal factors such as Apgar scores.

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact the project coordinator, Elizabeth Choi, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (323) 442-2520.