Office of Undergraduate Research

Research in the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab

In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab we study the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, with a particular focus on children with identified genetic disorders such as Williams syndrome and Neurofibromatosis-1. We use experimental, survey, and observational methods to answer specific research questions while at the same time gaining a comprehensive picture of each child we see.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Tasks are wide-ranging and include conducting literature searches, scoring assessment protocols, data entry, beginning data analysis, preparing for assessment appointments, and videotaping assessment sessions. As students gain this experience they become more involved in presenting the research at local and national conferences. Students will also attend a lab meeting together with graduate students to coordinate lab activities and exchange research ideas.