First of all, we’d like to say thank you for helping us with our research. Our work would not be possible without your support.

What will happen to me and my child if we decide to take part?

We will ask you and your child to travel to Aston University in Birmingham and take part in a series of short tasks. You will have the opportunity to discuss the study and your concerns or queries and we will then ask you and your child to complete a consent form for the study. We will also ask for your permission to access your child’s assessment records for research purposes.

Your child will be asked to complete a measure of their ability to detect a short series of beeps on a computer.  They will also complete a test of motor and balance skills. After this we will carry out the MEG scan and we will then ask your child to have the MRI scan. The entire study should be completed in about 3 hours, with plenty of breaks in between each task.

What are the benefits of participating in this study?

Although, there are no direct benefits to you or your child from participating in this study, we hope the information we learn will benefit people being diagnosed with developmental disorders in the future.

You will receive £20 for your child’s time and we will refund your travel expenses. We can also email you a copy of your child’s brain scan.

You can access our full parent information sheet which explains more about what the project involves for you and your child and the different methods being used.

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