Understanding and Supporting Social Development During Infancy

A study for 9-15-month old infants with and without delays in social development:

Duke University’s Early Experience and the Developing Brain (DEED) Lab is conducting a study for infants 9 through 15 months of age with and without signs of early delays in social development.

The goal of the study is to learn how caregiver use of structured play-based activities can positively alter delays in social development during infancy and toddler-hood.

Participation in this study will include an initial in office assessment as well as the possibility of participating in a brief, home visiting caregiver-infant training program focused on increasing infant social engagement.

To learn more about the study and how to participate, please contact Ellen Gaffrey at 919-613-0200 or deed@duke.edu


Duke Campus IRB Pro#: 2019-0200


Friday, March 1, 2019 to Sunday, March 8, 2020