Infant Brain Development

INFANTS AND CHILDREN AGES 2 TO 6 MONTHS NEEDED FOR BRAIN DEVELOPMENT STUDY

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THIS RESEARCH STUDY?                                                               
The purpose of this research study is to examine the brain structure typically developing infants and to use new non-invasive brain imaging methods to develop a better understanding of brain development and function. This and future research will help us to inform earlier diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders.                          

WHO CAN BE A PART OF THIS RESEARCH STUDY?
Infants and children who are typically developing, ages 2 to 6 months, will take part in this study at CHOP.

WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ASKED TO DO?

If you have a typically developing infant and qualify, we will ask you to participate in the study with five visits to CHOP. The visit will last between 3 and 4.5 hours and will include:

  • A developmental assessment
  • Brain imaging scans (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Visits occurring in 5 month intervals

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
All families will be compensated for their time. Participants will also receive a CHOP parking pass and a small gift at each visit.

If you are interested in participating in the study or want to learn more about it please contact:

Taylor Chiang
(267) 426-6373
chiangt [at] email.chop.edu