Frequently Asked Questions
Are you enrolling typically-developing infants (i.e., babies without any motor delays)?
No. We are not recruiting typically-developing babies at this time.
I want to participate. How do I know if my baby is eligible?
To be eligible to participate, your baby must:
- Be 7-16 months of age (adjusted for prematurity, if applicable)
- Have gross motor delays
- Be able to sit propped up for at least 3 seconds, but not be able to get in and out of sitting by him/herself
Am I compensated for participating?
Yes. For each completed assessment visit, you will be given $20 (or $100 for all 5 visits). Also, your baby will be given a toy at 3 of the assessment visits.
Can I still participate if I don’t want the therapist or assessor to come to my house?
Yes. We encourage the project to be done in the home, but we can arrange for any assessment or therapy sessions to be performed at one of our labs.
What will the therapist do with my baby if they receive the START-Play intervention?
A START-Play therapist will play with you and your baby in a way that will challenge your baby’s thinking and movement skills. Activities will be tailored to each baby and the therapist will gradually advance the difficulty to help your baby grow. Each session will last about 45 minutes and is meant to be fun for you and your baby.
Will you need to have access to my baby’s health information?
Yes, however you will be providing all medical information and always have the right not to answer any questions. All of your baby’s information will be kept confidential at all times and only trained research professionals will access it. If you and your baby participate, all information and data relating to your baby will be identified by only a number, and not your baby’s name. Also, if you ever decide to withdraw from participation, you will be free to do so at any time.