The Center for Youth Development and Intervention at The University of Alabama needs families' help to conduct a simple study and is willing to pay.

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The purpose of the study is to evaluate a new computerized treatment program for children ages 6-11. The new therapy is called FAST: Facial Affect Sensitivity Training for Young Children.

FAST is designed to treat children with low empathy or concern for others, which can lead to the development of behavioral problems in some cases.

Participation in the program is completely free. Children will be randomized to either receive therapy or be placed in a non-treatment control group.

Families will be paid up to $300 for finishing the study in either group, and children will earn small toys and a total of $40.

For more information, contact Shane Jones at, or call 205-348-3525.

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