ATTENTION FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1

Principal Investigator: Laurie E. Cutting, Ph.D.

Description

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)
  • Participant Criteria

    Compensation

    Up to $1050 and travel costs for qualified participants.

    Brochure

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    Contact Information

    Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab
    (615)-343-8010
    educationbrain@vanderbilt.edu

    Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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