Brain and Behavior in Genetic Syndromes (B-BIGS)

Keywords: ASD, Dup15q, ID, >1 year-old, <10 year-old, Neurogenetic Syndromes

What is being studied?

Children with 15q11-q13 duplications are at high risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). The purpose of this study is to systematically characterize cognitive and social-communication abilities in children with dup15q syndrome, using standardized behavioral testing, play-based assessments, and EEG. The overarching goal is to determine if there are specific areas of strength or impairment that may serve as targets for behavioral intervention.

Who can participate?

  • Children between 1 and 18 years of age with either dup15q syndrome
  • Children between 1 and 18 years with an intellectual disability or global developmental delay, and no known genetic syndrome

What does the study involve?

The study will involve approximately 4 hours of testing, including parent questionnaires, behavioral evaluations of the child, and a 45-minute high-density EEG session. We will provide each family with written and verbal feedback on the behavioral testing.

Whom should I contact to get involved?

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Scott Huberty at (310) 825-8738

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