In January 2014, Dr. Jessica Klusek was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders to support her research on families of children with autism and fragile X syndrome. This parent study will examine communication styles used by parents of children with autism and fragile X syndrome, with a focus on the role of anxiety and arousal. The results of this work will help her better understand families’ experiences and inform the ways that various communication styles may influence family and child outcomes.
For this parent study, Dr. Jessica Klusek is currently recruiting:
- Mothers who have a child with fragile X syndrome
- Mothers who have a child with autism
- Mothers of typically developing children
- Women who have the FMR1 premutation (i.e., who are “carriers” of fragile X)
Participants are compensated for their time. Please contact us by email or by phone at (803) 777-5676 if you have any questions or are interested in participating in this parent study.
Participation in the parent study takes about 3 hours. It involves completing some interviews and questionnaires.