Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013
Principal Investigator: Gregory N. Barnes, M.D., Ph.D.
Other researchers: Juliann Paolicchi, MD and Cassandra Newsom, PhD
As you may know, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more likely to have epilepsy, unusual brain waves, and sleep disturbances. Prior research has found a relationship between sleep disturbance and daytime behavioral problems in this group. We are looking at the relationship of unusual brain waves to sleep, behavior, and epilepsy.
Our study offers a comprehensive overnight sleep EEGs, behavioral and neuropsychology testing to children with ASD, ages 3-7 years WITHOUT epilepsy, but with or without an intellectual disability. Parents will be with their children at all visits. The study will be conducted on the medical campus of Vanderbilt University.
Email contacts are preferred at this time.
The study is a multicenter project in collaboration with Columbia University and Massachusetts General Hospital/LADDERS program.
Three to seven year old children with ASD, with and without intellectual disability
up to $150, depending on which visits you complete
3 visits, between 1 and 4 hours, with one overnight visit
Stefanie Barnett, CCRP
615-343-5750 (Mon-Wed) 615-875-4897 (Thur-Fri)
4 to 12 year old children with Angelman syndromeCompensation: Yes
Children with ASD and epilepsy or suspected epilepsy
who are 3 to 10 years old
with or without an intellectual disabilityCompensation: Yes
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