Calling all parents of babies and young children with PWS aged up to 30 months of age - PWS researchers at the University of Cambridge need you!

 Suzannah Lester, Professor Tony Holland and Dr Victoria Leong at the University of Cambridge, have recently received full ethical approval for their study, which will investigate how infants and young children with Prader-Willi Syndrome allocate their attention to stimuli in the world.

 WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

 Their study will investigate whether there are differences in the way that babies and young children with PWS allocate their visual attention towards important social and non-social stimuli, such as faces, objects and food, compared to typically developing babies. 

WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS RESEARCH?

 A better understanding of how visual attention towards faces, objects and food in babies and young children with PWS compares to typically-developing babies and young children, and a knowledge of the age at which an interest in food increases, will help inform and better evaluate early stage interventions. The long term aim of this research will be to improve early social development and learning.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 The study will require two visits to their baby-friendly laboratory at Cambridge University. Your child will watch images of faces, objects and food on a computer screen, as well as interact and play with a researcher. The research team will cover all expenses.

 

If you are interested in taking part in their research please email your name, child’s date of birth, and child’s name to sl910@medschl.cam.ac.uk