Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013
Principal Investigator: Gregory N. Barnes, M.D., Ph.D.
Other researchers: Juliann Paolicchi, MD and Cassandra Newsom, PhD
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are known to be more likely to have epilepsy, unusual EEG patterns, and sleep disturbances.We are interested in the story of how a child develops epilepsy or unusual EEG patterns. We want to know how these unusual EEG patterns are related to their behaviors, thinking skills and sleep disturbances.
Our study offers a comprehensive overnight sleep EEGs, behavioral and neuropsychology testing to children with ASD, ages 3-17 years WITH epilepsy (or suspected epilepsy), 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 performed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, Epilepsy Foundation of America, and the Autism Treatment Network.
Children with ASD and epilepsy or suspected epilepsy
who are 3 to 10 years old
with or without an intellectual disability
up to $55, 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
Three to seven year old children with ASD, with and without intellectual disabilityCompensation: Yes
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