Cognitive Training for Fragile X Syndrome
We are conducting a study to determine if a computer-based and game-oriented training program will enhance the working memory skills of children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome (FXS). This paradigm is being tested as a potential intervention to improve certain cognitive and behavioral skills in FXS, such as paying attention and resisting distractions.
Who can participate?
- Individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of FXS.
- Males and females, ages 8-17 years old.
Where does the study take place?
- A qualified UC Davis staff member travels to your home.
What does this study involve?
- Cognitive and behavioral evaluations during 3 home visits (~4 hrs/per visit).
- 6 weeks of online cognitive training for 5 days a week/25 minutes per day.
- Weekly phone communication for guidance and support with a staff coach.
What will I receive?
- Feedback on your child’s progress and assessment results.
- Compensation for your time and effort: $25 per home visit.
To learn more please contact the T-PAL lab at:
Phone: (916) 703-0461
This study is under the direction of Dr. David Hessl at the MIND Institute, University of California, Davis Medical Center.