An Overview of Participating in Our Studies

Welcome to the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab at the University of South Carolina! Our lab is dedicated to understanding the development of infants and children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder.

The NDD Lab is currently recruiting infants 12 months or younger for a longitudinal study who:

Participation in our study involves:

  • Assessments (lasting 2-4 hours each) at 6, 9, 12, and 24 months either at your home or at the University of South Carolina 
  • Summary reports of your child’s development by infant development experts
  • Compensation for participation (up to $400 total)

Each visit will consist of face-to-face assessments of your child’s developmental skills, as well as interviews and questionnaires with you, the parent(s), regarding your own experiences and perceptions of your child’s development. Assessments last 3-4 hours each, and most research assessments take place in the home at a time convenient to the family. For more detailed information, please view the study timeline.

If you would like to learn more or are interested in enrollment, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 803-777-5676!

Learn how you can take part in our research