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Sensory Reactivity and Regulation Development

June 21, 2021 - November 30, 2025

This study will look at how our participant’s sensory processing changes as they develop into adolescents. This is an important period of growth and can greatly inform us about what changes the brain undergoes during this time, something that can be useful for future studies.

What are the goals of the study?

A primary goal of the study is to understand how sensory processing develops over adolescence. We hope to identify neurobiological mechanisms related to sensory over-responsiveness (SOR) with the goal of informing the development of targeted interventions.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Participants will complete an MRI as well as some sensory games and questionnaires. There are some short cognitive assessments done to confirm eligibility for the study.

How will this help families?

Our study provides research reports to families describing their child’s sensory processing abilities in relation to their peers. This research may also help inform future research into treatment for sensory over-responsiveness (SOR)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages 8-15, ASD participants as well as neurotypical individuals without a diagnosis of ADHD, depression, or anxiety.

View the study flyer here.

Contact Information

Sapna Ramappa – sramappa@mednet.ucla.edu

Research Study Website
UCLA Autism Center for Research and Treatment

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