About Brain and Neurological Disorders
The nervous system processes information gathered by our senses, controls the functions of organs, and enables thoughts, memories, and feelings. . It is made up of the central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord—and the peripheral nervous system—the vast network of neurons (nerve cells) that communicate messages throughout the body. Disorders and diseases that impact the nervous system can cause children to lose control of their movements, as happens with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. When a fall or impact affects the brain it is called a concussion, which can cause serious damage to the brain. Many children also suffer from painful headaches, which can be caused by many different things. Research into the nervous system and brain could impact many areas of health and wellness for children, helping them grow stronger physically and mentally.
Eye-tracking in concussion - Controlled Adolescent Arm
Are you the parent or guardian of a 13-17 year old without a concussion? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study testing if a new device can accurately identify concussions. Compensation is provided.
Comparing Concussion Assessment Protocols - Healthy Teens Age 13-17
Are you the parent of a teen 13-17 years of age? Your teen may be eligible for a research study to compare different testing protocols for the diagnosis and tracking of recovery for sport-related concussion (SRC). Compensation is provided.
Women's Health Concussion Study - Teen 15-17 Mild Concussion
Are you the parent of a 15 to 17-year-old female not currently on birth control? Has your teen been diagnosed with a concussion in the past 30 days? Your child may be eligible for a research study to evaluate how concussion affects women’s menstrual cycles and health. Compensation is provided.
Mild TBI Study
Are you the parent of a child ages 12-17 who has had a concussion within the past 7 days? Your child may be able to participate in a study to learn more about how a concussion can impact the developing brain. This study involves 5 visits over 1 year, including up to 2 MRI scans. Eligible participants are right-handed. Flexible hours available. Compensation is provided.
Digital Therapeutics for Behavior Problems Study
Is your child between the ages of 5 and 8? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help us understand if a smartphone app is an effective way for parents and children with behavior problems to learn and use skills.
Speech and Language Development in Children Who Stutter
Are you the parent of a child aged 7-12 who currently stutters? Your child may be able to participate in a research study to learn more about how speech and language skills develop and mature in the brain. This study will involve 2-3 sessions, each lasting about 2.5-3 hours. Eligible participants are native English speakers. Compensation is provided.
Smartphone Apps for Kids with Chronic Conditions
Do you have a child between the ages of 12-17 with spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or cerebral palsy? If so, your child may be able to take part in a research study to evaluate if smartphone apps can help them manage their self-care routines. Compensation provided.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Age 16-17
Are you or your child affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis
Are you the parent of a child (ages 7-17) who has a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis or a related disorder? If so, your child may be able to participate in a research study to help understand the factors that explain the differences among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Study involves answering questionnaires, reviewing medical records, and participating in other optional research activities.