We received an e-mail about a study being planned at the Waisman Center in Wisconsin. This is the first study that I’ve seen that Monkey fit the age range for and we decided to inquire. We’ve been accepted into the study so we’ll be making the trip sometime next spring. In case anyone else is interested I’ll include the e-mail here.
We are recruiting families for a longitudinal research project designed to investigate the language learning difficulties of boys who have fragile X syndrome and the ways in which autism symptoms might contribute to those difficulties. Boys with fragile X syndrome between 4 and 10 years of age are eligible to participate. Participation would require visiting the Waisman Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The costs for eligible travel expenses, including hotel and airfare, will be covered by the project. Because the project is longitudinal, we will ask families to return for additional testing 1.5 years after their first visit. For more information and to learn if your son is eligible, contact Dr. Len Abbeduto (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-1737) or Susen Schroeder, M.A. (email@example.com or 608-263-5145) or Emily Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-5145). This research is approved by a University of Wisconsin-Madison Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants.
Leonard Abbeduto, Ph.D.
Charles J. Anderson Professor of Education, Department of Educational Psychology
Associate Director for Behavioral Sciences, Waisman Center
Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1500 Highland, Room 463
Madison, WI 53705
phone: (608) 263-1737
fax: (608) 263-7710