Call for help with FASD study

Published: 28.02.17

The University of Salford is looking for families with adopted children aged between 8 and 14, who live in the Greater Manchester area and would be willing to participate in a research study.
Call for help with FASD study

The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and early traumatic experiences such as abuse or neglect on cognitive development in children. In order to research this, assessment of a group of children without developmental conditions and who have had a relatively stress-free childhood is necessary.

If your child is adopted, aged between 8 and 14, was not prenatally exposed to alcohol by their birth mother, and did not experience any maltreatment such as abuse or neglect prior to adoption, then they qualify for this study.

If you choose to sign up to the study, you will first be asked to complete a short online questionnaire about your child. You would then be asked to attend the University of Salford for a short visit, where your child would take part in some measures of intelligence and executive functioning.

The measures have been designed as games, especially for children. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits will be available, and each child will receive a small gift. The whole visit should last around one hour per child. You would also be told your child's scores on a measure of intelligence (IQ). A contribution of £10 can be made towards travel expenses.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact lead researcher Alan Price at a.d.price1@edu.salford.ac.uk