Preschool aged children with Tuberous Sclerosis

There are some criteria children with TSC must meet in order to join the study:

  • Aged between 3 years 0 months and 5 years 11 months

  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of TSC

The main assessments for families include parent-report questionnaires and interviews about their child's development, a parent-report sleep diary, home-based assessments such as play-based tasks and observing children's behaviour in their natural environment. In total, families should be enrolled for no longer than 2 weeks.

 

The EDiTS study preschool phase involves a range of assessments that can be carried out in the family home or remotely (on the phone or a video conferencing platform with a researcher), some of which overlap with the infant phase.

Recruitment is now open!

To better understand how TSC affects development beyond infancy, we will be following up the EDiTS study with a preschool population of children with TSC. To achieve this, we will be recruiting preschool children aged between 3 years and 5 years 11 months with TSC to join our study and undergo a range of assessments. 

Typically developing preschool aged children 

In order to understand how TSC affects development in young children, we need a comparison group of children who do not have TSC. We will be inviting typically developing children aged between 3 years and 5 years 11 months to also undergo a series of assessments so that we can compare their development to children with TSC.

There are some criteria that typically developing children must meet in order to join the study:

  • Aged between 3 years 0 months and 5 years 11 months

  • Have no first-degree relatives diagnosed with epilepsy, ASD and/or ADHD and a normal gestational age

 

The main assessments for families include parent-report questionnaires and interviews about their child's development, home-based assessments such as play-based tasks and observing children's behaviour in their natural environment.

The EDiTS study preschool phase involves a range of assessments that can be carried out in the family home or remotely (on the phone or a video conferencing platform). Some of these assessments are the same as in the infant phase.

To find out more about the assessments that will take place at the home visits, check out the diagram below:

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