This study aims to identify early signs of language or social communication problems that emerge in children at risk for language impairment or autism spectrum disorders. Non-invasive measurements of brain activity and eye movements will
Eligibility: Infants less than 6 months of age with an older sibling(s) with an ASD or language impairment.
Tara Augenstein at 617-455-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Dr. Nelson discuss this study on The Today Show: childrenshospital.org/views/april09/autism
This study aims to determine whether bracing is an effective treatment for patients with AIS by comparing curve progression to surgical threshold in patients randomized to either be "braced" or "watched." The study will also develop a predictive model for curve progression.
Eligibility: Children with a diagnosis of AIS between the ages of 10 and 15 may be eligible.
Ashley Goldthwait at 617-355-2748 or email@example.com
The trial defines genes that are mutated in strabismus (lazy eyes) and ptosis (droopy eyelids). Participants will be asked to have either a blood draw or to provide a saliva sample for the genetic study.
Eligibility: Children and adults who were born with an eye movement disorder or droopy eyelids, as well as members of their family.
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Caroline Andrews, MS, at 617-355-7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org