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Study Details - ID: CHLA-21-00318
Health/Science/Disease Category:
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
Purpose of Research:
Two main purposes of the study: (1) to see if social communication of children with TSC can be improved with a short term behavioral intervention (JASPER) and (2) to see if these improvements remain long after the study, and whether they can be observed with electroencephalography (EEG).
Short Name:
Full Title of Study:
JASPER Early Intervention for Tuberous Sclerosis (JETS)
Phase/Type of Study:
Behavioral Intervention
Children ages 12-36 months with a TSC diagnosis*. , If your child is not yet 12 months of age, you may still begin the enrollment process; if your child is older than 36 months, you may be eligible for a single time-point assessment.
Time Commitment/Requirements:
Children between ages of 12 and 36 months: Four visits over 18-21 months. At least one visit must be in-person at CHLA, and the remaining visits may be in-person or remote. Visits will include behavioral assessments and EEG. A primary caregiver must be available to attend these sessions. JASPER behavioral intervention consists of 12 consecutive weekly sessions, with up to four occurring in person and the remainder done remotely., Children over 36 months: One in-person visit at CHLA including behavioral assessments and EEG.
Primary Investigator:
Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD
Coordinator Contact Name:
Andrew Smith
Phone Number:
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