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BRIDGE Study (Brain Indicators of Developmental Growth)

January 1, 2022 - March 31, 2025

Our team hopes to identify how electroencephalography (EEG) measures taken at the first study visit relate to language acquisition and language ability one year later. Similar studies have focused on adolescents or adults, and only a handful have investigated brain activity in young children.

What are the goals of the study?

Researchers in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital are recruiting children with and without a diagnosis of ASD between 2 and 5 years old. This study is investigating how differences in brain activity affect learning, language, and behavior in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

What will happen during the visit or online?

Participation in this study entails 2 visits, each one year apart, at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital. Each visit includes clinical and behavioral assessments that will evaluate your child’s thinking, motor skills, language skills, and social communication. In addition, we will measure your child’s brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG).

How will this help families?

The information gathered through this study has the potential to help inform future treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, families will receive a written report of the completed language and cognitive assessments after each study visit.

Eligibility Criteria

Boys aged 24-66 months with a diagnosis of ASD and language delays.
Children aged 24-66 months without a diagnosis of ASD.
Study participation also involves the child’s parent or caregiver.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information
Research Study Website
Boston Children's Hospital Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience

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