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Neuropsychological Study

Study objective:

A variety of comprehensive neuropsychological and cognitive tests, including paper/pencil tests, computer tasks, and interviews with parents and children will help us to investigate the neuropsychology of children with primary complex motor stereotypies.

Participant eligibility:

Participants must be 4-7 years old. We are currently recruiting children with primary complex motor stereotypies. These movements include flapping or rotating the hands, fluttering fingers in front of the face, flapping/waving arm movements, opening and closing of the hands, and finger wiggling.


Total time commitment: introductory phone screening plus half a day on site at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

  1. Introductory phone screening – Parent or guardian completes a telephone questionnaire administered by our Study Coordinator to confirm whether the child meets the eligibility criteria.
  2. Neuropsychological assessment – A half-day assessment with a neuropsychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland will include a variety of comprehensive neuropsychological and cognitive tests. If testing cannot be completed in one morning, participants may continue testing in the afternoon or an additional day may be scheduled.

More information and enrollment:

Call 410-955-1960 for Tina Kline, Study Coordinator. 

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