Neuroimaging in FXS and ASD

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting boys with fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorder for a study on language and communication skills and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Boys should be between 9 and 18 years of age, and speaking in at least 2-3 word phrases. The purpose of this research is to better understand how children with fragile X and children with autism use language. Participants will complete standardized tests, a conversation language sample, as well as an autism diagnostic evaluation. Parents will complete an interview about their son’s behaviors and communication abilities. Participants will also undergo an MRI scan and we will ask parents to help make your son comfortable in the MRI scanner during the scan. All of the testing is done at the Waisman Center, and can be scheduled at your convenience. Travel costs (e.g., flights, mileage, hotel) will be paid for by the project, and families receive $150 for participation. For more information or to see if your son is eligible please contact the study coordinator, Susen Schroeder, sschroeder@waisman.wisc.edu, (608) 263 – 5145.

PI: Audra Sterling
Keywords: Autism, Brain Imaging, Fragile X Syndrome, Speech and Language