Neuroimaging of Motor Stereotypies in Children with and Without Autism

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This research is being done to gain a better understanding of the neurobiological basis of stereotyped movements in children without autism. Motor stereotypies include recurrent raising and lowering of the arms, internal and external twisting of the upper extremities, flapping, waving, rotating motions at the wrists, and rapid finger wiggling.   The goal is to identify anatomical changes and alterations in connectivity.  Children ages 8-12 years with non-autistic motor stereotypies are eligible to participate. Participants would need to be able to come to Baltimore.

Research Assistant:
Christy Morris-Berry

This study is approved by the Johns Hopkins IRB (NA_00026538).

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Last revised 08-Feb-2011 by Steven Leber