Triple X Syndrome Research Study Oxford UK 2014-2015

At the University of Oxford we are doing a study to find out why some children have difficulties with learning to talk, understand or to read. We have found that children with an extra X chromosome are more likely than other children to have problems with language, reading or communication.

However, every child is different and sometimes an extra chromosome doesn’t have obvious effects.
We are looking for children aged 5-16 years old with Triple X/ Trisomy X Syndrome (47 XXX) who live in the UK to take part in our research.

Who is suitable to take part?
We are looking for:
• Children who live in the UK and speak English as a first language
• Children both with and without language problems
• Children who know that they have an extra chromosome
• Children who do not have permanent hearing loss in both ears

If you and your child would be interested in taking part in our research, we can visit children at home or at school for a one-off session.
The session lasts around 2 hours and we would do various language and communication tasks.

If you are interested in taking part in our study, or if you have any questions about our research, please contact Louise Atkins on:
E-mail address:
Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 271386

Mailing Address:
Oxford Study of Children’s Communication Impairments (OSCCI)
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford,
9 South Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3UD England

For more information about our research please see:

We also have a study video:

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