We work to identify developmental vulnerabilities, determining how they are shaped by bioecological features, and how they shape cognitive and psychiatric outcomes for children with Down Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome.
The overarching goal of our research is to understand developmental pathways and promote optimal outcomes to improve the lives of individuals with genetic conditions associated with intellectual disability.
The goal of this project is to understand how different areas of development like motor skills, communication, or cognition, relate to one another during infancy and toddlerhood in Down syndrome.
The goal of this project is to identify the development of co-occurring conditions likely to affect various outcomes in children with Down syndrome, including autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Both conditions occur at higher rates in Down syndrome than the general population, and we aim to uncover certain risk factors and early indicators of these conditions, as well as understand how they might affect overall development.