At a Glance
- Study Type: Study
- Condition: Fragile X Syndrome
- Age: 3–7 (parents 18+)
- Sex: Male
- Participant: Child with FXS + fathers and biological mothers
- Location: Home
- Travel Considerations: No travel required
- Sponsor: UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis MIND Institute now recruiting research study participants
The UC Davis MIND Institute is currently recruiting research participants for their Family Relationships and Parenting of Children with FXS study. The study’s goal is to better understand the ways in which characteristics of mothers and fathers and relationships within the family influence the language learning environment of young boys with Fragile X syndrome.
Boys with Fragile X syndrome between the ages of 3 and 7 years old and their fathers and biological mothers.
- Boys with Fragile X syndrome: Ages 3 yrs./0 mos. to 7 yrs./11 mos.
- Biological parents: Ages 18+
What to Expect
Families will participate in this study from their homes via distance video teleconferencing sessions and online surveys. Mothers and fathers will be asked to complete a combination of questionnaires and interviews; and will each engage in play-based interactions with their child.
- Sessions: 5 sessions over the course of approximately 2 weeks
- Session Length: Will vary between approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours
Upon completion of the study, each family will be offered a one-on-one session with the speech-language pathologist leading the study to discuss evidence-based parent strategies for engaging in interactions with the child that will foster communication development.
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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.