We still have room for a few more teenagers with autism ages 12-17 in our new LENS “Learning Enhancement through Neurostimulation” study!

This study will examine whether brain stimulation paired with social skills learning can help teenagers with autism learn how to make and keep friends. (Brain stimulation can enhance learning in some people.)

This study involves enrolling in a 14-week training program where teenagers with autism interact in small groups and learn social skills using the evidence-based PEERS protocol (UCLA Program for Education and Enhancement of Relational Skills).

Participants will receive active brain stimulation, or non-active stimulation (placebo).

Thursday groups start: 2/23/17 at 4pm

Tuesday groups start: 2/28/17 at 5pm

Watch the Youtube video to view a demonstration of the brain stimulation process, featuring Dr. Gwynette as the LENS subject.

Before and after this training, MRI scans will be taken to see whether the training with active brain stimulation made a difference in brain activation.

For more information, contact Laura Lohnes at lohnes@musc.edu or 843-792-7709.