Visit 1: Your child will work with a member of our team and play games like racing cars, popping bubbles, and Simon says, and complete some memory and attention tests. During this time, you will be completing an interview with a member of our team answering questions all about your child. Towards the end of that visit, you and your child will work on some games together. This visit will take around 2 hours.
In between visit 1 and visit 2: There will be an interview for you to complete over the phone asking questions about you and your history. There will also be a questionnaire packet for you to complete at your convenience. Each of these will take around 1 to 1.5 hours.
Visit 2 (split into two sessions): Your child will complete an MRI scan at our Imaging Center. We first practice in a pretend scanner so your child can become familiar with what it's like to be in an MRI. After we practice, we will go to the real scanner. While your child is in the MRI, they will be playing computerized games like whack-a-mole and trying to hit a target, and watching a child friendly film. Your child will get some prizes after completing the scan, and you will be able to take a picture of your child's brain home with you! The MRI Scan visits will take 2 hours each.
After visit 1 and 2: We will send you a brief, 10 minute questionnaire for you to complete every 6 months. Then, in 2 years, all of the above tasks will be repeated (there will be one less interview). The first time point is a 7-9 hour time commitment, and the 2nd time point is a 6-8 hour time commitment, for a total of a 13-17 hour time commitment over the 2 years.