Purdue University is conducting a research study to learn about language and social communication development in Fragile X syndrome.
About the Research Study
Who can participate?
3–4 year old (36-60 months) boys and girls with the full mutation may be eligible to participate.
What will happen in the study?
If the individual qualifies and decides to be in this research study, they will complete research activities at home and online for one visit over the next 1-2 weeks.
The following is a list of some of the assessments that will happen during the study:
- Online survey about your child
- Parent interview conducted via video chat
- Daylong audio recording of your child’s vocalizations
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
You and your child will be contributing to the body of knowledge about early development in Fragile X syndrome. We do not ensure any personal benefit from your participation in this study.
NOTE: There may be changes to this study during this time. The study team will explain any changes to you.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
Risks include fatigue or stress from the length or content of the interviews, discomfort while wearing the audio recorder, and potential loss of confidentiality.
You are welcome to take as many breaks as needed during the video chats and to opt out of any tasks, including the daylong audio recording. We also offer additional materials to help children adjust to wearing the recording materials. All data is stored in secure, HIPAA-compliant locations, and is deidentified (information that has been altered to remove certain data elements associated with an individual) when possible. All researchers accessing your data have been trained to handle sensitive information.
There may be other risks that we do not know about yet.
Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?
Participants receive $65 for completing all research activities.
Our Most Recent Opportunities
The Research in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for parents of male or female children 6 to 17 years old with Fragile X syndrome for an online survey.
RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting an early intervention study to learn about the best ways to support early development in infants identified with the full mutation of Fragile X. Babies 0–9 months old with the full mutation, and their caregivers, may be eligible to participate.
Doctors at Rush University are researching cognition, balance, and walking patterns in people who carry a premutation in the Fragile X (FMR1) gene.
The University of South Carolina is conducting a research study focusing on the range of language, social, and cognitive features that may be associated with variations on the FMR1 gene. Women age 35-75 who are carriers of the Fragile X premutation may be eligible to participate.