The LENS “Learning Enhancement through Neurostimulation” study will examine whether brain stimulation paired with social skills learning can help teenagers ages 12-17 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-792-7709.View Fullscreen