We conduct research about cognitive and psychosocial functioning of children with Williams syndrome and children with neurofibromatosis type 1 to learn about how best to support the needs of children and families.
We incorporate approaches from the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, child clinical psychology, and child neuropsychology.
Our research includes:
(1) behavioral phenotyping research, describing of the social, emotional, and cognitive strengths and weaknesses to lay groundwork for genotype-phenotype investigations.
(2) treatment research, examining the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for use with children with Williams syndrome or neurofibromatosis type 1.