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A Multi-Site Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Memantine vs. Placebo in Children with Autism Targeting Memory and Motor Planning

Purpose of study:

We are doing this research study to see if a medicine called memantine is helpful in improving motor skills and memory of children with autism.

Who can participate: 

Children 6-12 years of age who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and have problems with memory and motor skills (clumsiness, coordination, balance, precise movements).

What will happen during the study: 

This study will last for about 6 months, with 11 visits and 2 phone calls. During this time, the following tests or procedures may be done - physical exams, blood draws, parental interviews and testing related to IQ, motor skills, memory.

Who to contact: 

Melinda Helton, RN

(614) 722-2650 or Melinda.Helton@NationwideChildrens.org

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000