Characterizing brain and infant development during the first years of life
We are conducting different studies that aim to characterize brain and overall development in infants born with a complex condition such as congenital heart defects or preterm birth. We hope that the results from these studies will help us to better identify children who are more likely to present with developmental difficulties and guide the development of targeted early interventions to optimize infants' development.
Understanding functioning in youth
An important age group is the transitioning young adults. This study documents how adolescents and young adults born with a complex condition such as a congenital heart defect or a preterm birth function in their everyday lives. Specifically, this study investigates if there is a relationship between how their brain has developed and some of the abilities or difficulties that they may have. We hope that our findings will help provide adequate support to adolescents as they transition into adulthood.
Identifying developmental coordination disorder in preschoolers