Trial Search Results

Effects of Social Gaze Training on Brain and Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome

The purpose of the study is to evaluate a 2-3 day treatment probe targeted to improving social gaze behavior in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS). The investigators will use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to shape appropriate social skills. Importantly, the investigators propose to examine the effects of this treatment probe on brain and behavior.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Social gaze training


Phase 1/Phase 2


Inclusion Criteria:

   1. Boys diagnosed with fragile X syndrome

   2. Boys with intellectual disability who do not have FXS or other known genetic disorder
   associated with intellectual disability

   3. Age 8 to 18 years inclusive

   4. Ability to travel to Stanford

   5. Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales standard score between 50 and 75 points

Exclusion Criteria:

   1. Sensory impairments, or any other serious medical or neurological condition that
   affects growth or development (e.g., seizure disorder, diabetes, congenital heart

   2. Materials in body that would preclude an MRI scan (e.g., dental braces).

Ages Eligible for Study

8 Years - 18 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Scott S Hall, PhD