11 Oct INCLUDE study
Research in the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and neuroscience are typically done in parallel. This means that we know very little about the brain basis of repetitive/stereotypic behaviors or of developmental delay more generally. This study is doing crossover work, to see if brain networks work differently in children and adolescents with developmental delay (with or without autism) who also engage in repetitive behaviors, comparing them with youth who don’t have repetitive behaviors.
We’re looking for children and adolescents with intellectual/developmental delay with and without restrictive and repetitive behaviors like self-injurious behavior or stereotypic behaviors that interfere with daily functioning.
The study involves at least 6 visits. Participants will have IQ testing and 1 or 2 MRIs. Participants will come in a few times to learn about MRIs and practice laying still in an MRI simulator. Children with repetitive behaviors will also complete a functional analysis and have the option of ABA treatment.
All participants will receive free IQ testing and $100.
Children and adolescents age 7-16 diagnosed with intellectual and developmental delay with or without autism
Ability to undergo 1 or 2 MRIs
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
The INCLUDE Developmental Delay Study
Nina de Lacy, MD, MBA
Eric Boelter, PhD, BCBA-D
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
Seattle Autism Center
4909 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105