Research Study Participants for Study on Impacts of Adapted Ride-on Cars for Children with Disabilities and their Families

Each participating family will receive a free, customized, adapted, ride-on car and be compensated $50 for participating in the study. All study procedures will take place at a time and location of the family’s choice. Please email the study coordinator, Monica Smersh, at or call 206.543.6995 for more information or to express interest in participating.

University of Washington researchers are looking for:

  • Children ages 1-4 years old with developmental delay (not due to another known genetic condition) or cerebral palsy (CP) and their families
  • Families who are interested in participating in a year-long, community-based, mobility study using adapted, toy ride-on cars

Research activities include:

  • Interviews (60-90 minutes, quarterly)
  • A photography narrative project (120 minutes at family discretion)
  • Car-use monitoring using a custom-built data logger (ongoing)
  • Social communication monitoring (2 days per month)

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