Infants with the Fragile X Premutation

Children experience amazing development over the first few years of life, and we are interested in learning about the nature of development for infants with fragile X syndrome and the fragile X premutation. Studies have shown that early identification of developmental profiles is critical to early intervention and optimal development for children who are at risk for developmental delays. Thus, we are interested in learning about the early development of infants with an FMR1-associated condition as well as those who are typically developing.

We are currently recruiting infants 12 months of age or younger with the fragile X premutation.

Participation entails four assessments at 6, 9, 12, and 24 months of age. Each assessment lasts 2-4 hours and involves in-person play-based assessments of the child’s developmental skills and an interview with the parent(s) regarding their perception of their child’s development. Assessments may take place at your home or at the University of South Carolina Columbia campus. Participating families will receive summary reports of their child’s development by infant development experts and compensation (up to $400 total).

Please contact us by email or by phone at (803) 777-5676 if you have questions or are interested in participating in our study!


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