The mission of the lab is to understand the underlying neurobiology of developmental disorders, with a specific emphasis on Autism. That is, to understand how the brains of typically developing children operate, and how the brain function of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, Rett syndrome, cystinosis, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, attention deficit disorder, sensory processing disorder and dyslexia differs from that of their typically developing peers. In particular, we seek to address processing differences that complicate everyday functioning for these individuals and their caretakers. The ultimate goal is to use this knowledge for the development of optimized and targeted intervention programs.
Our central goal is to develop more effective treatments and interventions through establishing basic knowledge.