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Mapping profiles of cognition, motivation and attention in childhood (C-MAPS)

Young people differ in how they interact with others when doing things like talking and playing. Differences in children’s behaviours may be explained by their social abilities, their motivations and how they attend to their environment. The C-MAPS project measures these abilities in 10- to 16-year-olds through a series of fun, interactive activities. This research may help us to develop better interventions for children who experience difficulties.

We are now recruiting children between 10 and 16 years old with and without a diagnosis of autism to take part in our study. Parents will be asked to complete some questionnaires and children will be asked to complete interactive activities. You can see some examples of these activities below. All questionnaires and activities can be completed online using a desktop computer or laptop from the comfort of your own home. For taking part, your child will receive tokens and be in with a chance to win a voucher (1 x £100, 5 x £50 and 10 x £30). If you and your child are interested in taking part please click here to read more information and sign up.

If you have any questions, you can email us at We are funded by the Wellcome Trust and a King’s Prize Fellowship.

Project Team

Rachael Bedford
Virginia Carter Leno
Hannah Pickard
Liliana Cybulska
Liliana Cybulska
(MSc Student)
Georgianna Moraitopoulou
Georgianna Moraitopoulou
(MSc Student)

Here are some activities your child will take part in

C-MAPS Tasks

Put their detective skills to work and search for hidden objects

C-MAPS Tasks

Watch some animations and tell us what they see

C-MAPS Tasks

Play our spot the spaceman game

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Play our guess the emotion game

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