Are you a young adult with Down syndrome looking to make brain waves for science? (Litovsky)

Our Goals:

We hope you will be a part of the first study for young adults with Down syndrome to combine:

Graphics illustrating tasks associated with the study

Who can help?

Young adults with Down syndrome who are:

  • 18 to 24 years of age
  • Speaking English as their first language
  • Using 2- to 3-word spoken phrases
  • Available for several full or half-day research visits at the Waisman Center

How much time will I need to be there?

We would like you and your Caregiver to come for 2-3 days so we will have time to do all the activities. There will be many breaks throughout the day, including one hour for lunch each day. We will provide the lunch for you and your caregiver.

What is involved?

  • Brain scans (MRI and EEG)
    Hearing evaluation
    Cognitive and language assessment

What if we live far away from Madison?Young man with Down syndrome

For families who wish to stay close to the Waisman Center, we will provide lodging for an overnight stay. Families driving over 60 miles to the Waisman Center will receive mileage reimbursement, and families who live outside the region will have airfare provided.

Payment for participation:

  • Full day: up to $100/visit
  • Half-day: up to $50/visit

For more information:

Please contact the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab at or (608) 262‐7483.

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PI: Ruth Litovsky, PhD
Keywords: Brain Imaging, Down Syndrome, Hearing