Young children with Fragile X syndrome and their biological mothers are being recruited to participate in a language intervention study conducted by the research team of Dr. Leonard Abbeduto at the MIND Institute, University of California-Davis. Children should be between 2- and 6-years of age and have little spoken language. The project will teach mothers to interact with their children in ways that support communication and language development.

Participation in the project may require as many as 5 monthly visits to the MIND Institute over a five-month period. Participation in video-based distance education sessions also will be required. The cost for eligible travel expenses, including meals, hotel, and airfare, will be covered by the project.

This research is funded by the National Fragile X Foundation and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of California-Davis (UCDMC IRB Protocol #256267-2).

For more information, and to learn whether your child is eligible, please contact Leonard Abbeduto or Andrea McDuffie:

Leonard Abbeduto
(916) 703-0234

Andrea McDuffie
(916) 703-0232