SNAP Lab Studies

Genetics of Sensory Processing Dysfunction

This study suggests that SPD results from genetically coded, brain based differences, with monogenic and polygenic contributions.  It highlights the importance of a thorough genetic evaluation in children presenting with sensory processing dysfunctions, regardless of the additional neurodevelopmental concerns.

 

Pediatric Body Brain Trainer: pediBBT

The purpose of this study is to find out whether a child’s memory and attention can be improved through practice that integrates physical movement with thinking tasks. 

 

Project: EVO™

The ProjectEVO™ platform is a digital treatment with direct therapeutic activity, delivered not through a pill but through a high-quality action video game experience. 

  

UCSF Sound & Touch Study

The purpose of this study is to look at how children process sound and touch and whether these sensory differences exist on a neurological level.

 

Neural Mechanism of Sensory Over-Responsivity

The purpose of this study is to directly assess auditory and tactile over-responsivity, cognitive control, and visuomotor control to determine whether there are unique neural networks that contribute to these sensory modulation differences. This is done through diffusion tensor imaging or DTI. 

 

Sensory Processing Disorder Consortium  

The purpose of the Sensory Processing Disorder Consortium (SPDC) database is to help researchers investigate the genetic causes, risk factors, associated conditions, brain structure/function and treatments for SPD.