Home

LAURA J. MATTIE, PH.D.

Our Purpose

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

Meet Our Staff

DND Lab staff 2021-2022

Top row, from left: Megan Cooney, Dr. Laura Mattie, Kassidy Reno, Nadia Hernadez, Sammy Rhodes
Bottom row, from left: Daniela Fanta, Karen Huang, Hannah Streeter, Emily Falcon

Latest News & Events

New grant to study ASD Symptomatology in Children with Down Syndrome!

Dr. Marie Channell (principal investigator) and Dr. Laura Mattie(Co-investigator), Department of Psychology Clinical Assistant Professor Amy Cohen (Co-I), and their colleagues at Emory University and Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Krieger Institute were awarded a two-year $440,000 R21 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for the project. This study will evaluate the psychometric characteristics of current autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptom measures and characterize ASD symptom profiles in a large, nationwide sample of 6- to 18-year-olds with Down syndrome. This project is part of the NIH DS INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) Project initiative.

More details coming soon!

Daniela Fanta & Kaori Terol named Goldstick Fellows

Congratulations to Daniela Fanta for being named one of the Goldstick Fellows for the 2021-2022 school year! Way to go Daniela and Kaori!

Daniela Fanta named LEND Fellow

Congratulations to Daniela Fanta for being named one of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Fellows for the 2020 -2021 school year! Way to go Daniela!

Dr. Mattie receives grant to study children with fragile X syndrome

Dr. Mattie receives grant from the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders to examine early predictors of language development in children with fragile X syndrome, with her colleague, Dr. Pamela Hadley! View the current study details.
Read the full story.

Dr. Mattie receives grant

Dr. Mattie receives grant from the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability to examine early predictors of language development in children with Down syndrome, with her colleague, Dr. Pamela Hadley! See current studies for details.