The Centre for Attention, Learning and Memory (CALM) has reached another milestone! The team have just assessed the 650th child and 300 children have had an MRI scan.
The CALM clinic opened in 2014 with the remit of understanding why some children struggle at school. Children with difficulties in attention, learning and / or memory are invited to the MRC CBU to complete cognitive and learning tasks while their parents/ carers complete a range of behaviour, family history and mental health questionnaires. Each visit takes around 3.5 hours. Children and their families are invited to take part in the neuroimaging part of the project, which involves the child having an MRI brain scan. The children can familiarise themselves with the scanning experience using our mock scanner before they decide whether to come back to the MRC CBU’s MRI facility for a 1-hour session where we collect structural, DTI and resting state scans.
The CALM team aims to collect from a total of 1000 children within the next year. After study completion the data will be made freely available to the scientific community.
To find out more about papers published so far using CALM data please click here: http://calm.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/publications-2/
The CALM team is hosting a free workshop for health and educational practitioners in June. For more information and details about registration please click here: http://calm.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/events/upcoming-events/