Our Purpose

The primary aim of the Development in Neurogenetic Disorders (DND) Lab is to gain better understanding of early development in infants and young children with neurogenetic disorders in order to promote positive development and well-being in these children and their families.

MEET OUR STAFF

Tara Kolmodin, Caitlin Miller, Caitlyn Boni, Dr. Laura Hahn, Caylie Kurtenbach, Jennifer Hickey, Emily Kay posing outside the Speech and Hearing Science building

Top: Tara Kolmodin, Caitlin Miller, Caitlyn Boni, Dr. Laura Hahn
Bottom: Caylie Kurtenbach, Jennifer Hickey, Emily Kay

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

New Foundation Funded Study

The DND lab has received a grant from the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation for UIUC to become a new site that is part of a national network of researchers focusing on Down syndrome. The project’s goal is to determine what factors play a role in the learning and problem solving process in individuals with Down syndrome. It is our hope that this information will lead to the development of improved treatments to enhance learning in this population. Collaborators include the Intellectual Disabilities Communication Lab led by Dr. Laura Hahn here at UIUC, Dr. Stephanie Sherman at Emory University, and investigators at Kennedy Krieger Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center, and Children’s National Medical Center.