ATTENTION FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1
Principal Investigator: Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.
We are currently looking for individuals ages 8 to 20 with
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 to participate in a research study. We are trying to learn more about the best ways to teach people to read.
WHAT WILL BE INVOLVED:
- Comprehensive evaluation of reading-related skills at Vanderbilt University
- 4 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans of the brain
- If you or your child meets our study criteria for having problems with reading, you or your child may be invited to participate. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of twodifferent groups. 1: Reading tutoring program and a medication called Lovastatin 2: Reading tutoring program and no Lovastatin (placebo)
Lovastatin is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of reading trouble due to Neurofibromatosis Type 1.
Parent and teacher questionnaires
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FOR PARTICIPATING:
Travel reimbursement available for NF-1 families living outside middle TN area
Check for $150 for the first visit, $750 for the second visit, and $150 for the last visit.
Report of child's performance on assessment
measures (if first visit is completed)
Up to $1050 and travel costs for qualified participants.
Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Want to Participate in this Study?
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