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June Nerd Nite on the Rocks

Rebecca Woods

Every year, countless drug trials fail, not because the drugs didn’t work, but because the “ruler” that was used to measure their efficacy wasn’t suitable for detecting real-world changes. For children with rare neurodevelopmental disorders, the measurement problem is especially challenging because a one-size-fits-all approach can’t address the variety in symptomology inherent to such disorders. In her presentation, Rebecca will discuss barriers to effective clinical assessment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and describe methods being used to resolve these issues.