About Pain and Injury
Bumps and scrapes are inevitable while children develop the coordination and skills required for activities like walking, climbing, or riding a bike. But some injuries are more serious than others and can require special care and attention. Fractured or broken bones are relatively common in childhood, as bones are still growing and getting stronger. Playing a sport, especially a contact sport like football or hockey, can lead to concussions, when the brain is damaged by slamming into the skull. For some injuries, proper safety measure can reduce the risk, like by wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Saliva and PPCS – Orthopaedically Injured Arm
Has your child had an injury, such as a sprain, strain, or fracture in the past 7 days? Is your child 11-17 years old and has NOT had a previous brain injury or other psychiatric disease? You and your child may be able to participate in a research study to help us learn more about head injuries and biomarkers in adolescent athletes. 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.
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