GAPS – The Gait and Posture Study

By Curtin University

Researchers at CliniKids and Curtin University are looking for children aged 3-5 years old with and without autism to participate in a short study looking at motor skills.

Who can participate?

Your child can participate in this study if:

  • They are aged between 3 and 5 years old
  • Have a diagnosis of autism or do NOT have a diagnosis of autism or any other developmental concerns.

What is involved?

  • If you choose to participate, you will be asked to attend a short (approx. 30min) session at CliniKids, a new clinical service of the Telethon Kids Institute. Your child will engage in some standing and walking activities. Parents will also be asked to complete a short 5 to 10-minute survey about their child. 


If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

Dr Melissa Licari 

(08) 6319 1835

[email protected]


Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2020-0402). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the ethic officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the manager of research integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email [email protected]