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Child fMRI Study at USC!

The University of California is conducting a MIND (Motor InterPersonal Neuroimaging Developmental) Study using magnetic imaging to study the brain. They are looking for children age 8-16 years old who are:

1. Typically developing
2. Clumsy or struggling with things like handwriting or sports
3. Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s
4. Diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia

Be on the forefront of autism developmental research.

“The goal of this USC study is to look at brain functioning and how it relates to coordination and social skills in developing children. We hope to better understand children’s social and motor abilities using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Using this safe brain imaging technique, we can take pictures of children’s brains while they observe, think about, and do different motor tasks.”

A few key points to know:

  • Airfare and hotel are not covered, but your child can earn up to $150
  • Each participant will also receive pictures of his/her brain.
  • This study involves 8-10 hours of participation split across 2 separate visits. Each visit will last anywhere from 4-5 hours. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
  • All procedures performed during the study are safe and have no known harmful effects. They are noninvasive and painless. MRI does not involve exposure to radiation.
  • Information and results of all testing, will be kept strictly confidential.

For more information, see attached flyer (LA MIND Brochure) and contact them at: Chan.usc.edu/minds ~ AZLab@usc.edu ~ (424) 888-2543.

 

 

 

Molly Huggins

Molly is a member of our creative team, mom of four water-loving babies, and a fierce advocate for CPR training and really early swim instruction.

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