Fun MRI study for children
This study is looking for right-handed children with and without autism to take part.
About the study:
The study aims to understand how children process social and nonsocial sounds in the brain and how this might be linked to language in children with autism.
The study is looking for children with severe autism (including low-functioning or minimally verbal or non-verbal), and typically developing children who have not been diagnosed with any developmental or medical condition.
Participants must also:
- Be aged 7-12;
- Be right-handed;
- Have no metal on them that cannot be removed, such as surgical clips, braces and cochlear implants.
The study involves:
- One 20-30 minute brain scan. Your child will watch a silent cartoon or movie throughout this time and listen to sounds played through headphones;
- Puzzles and language games testing vocabulary.
Your visit to CRICBristol will last approximately two hours, including preparation and breaks. Each participant will receive an Amazon voucher; a small prize, and a picture of their own brain to keep.