Human Development and Family Studies
Research in Early Developmental Studies (RED) Lab
Welcome to the RED Lab!
The RED Lab is dedicated to studying early developmental trajectories of typically developing children, as well as children at risk for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. Understanding typical development patterns allow researchers to highlight differences and develop functional intervention goals. Our lab also analyzes behavioral patterns of adolescents and adults from special populations in order to understand factors contributing to differential patterns in lifespan development. By examining the environments surrounding children and critically analyzing bidirectional risk factors, steps can be made toward defining trajectories and implementing early interventions. Identifying risk factors early in development is a key step in applying earlier therapeutic practices, helping to reduce the total impact of disorders such as autism spectrum disorders on a child's development as well as child-caregiver relationships. Our lab is located at the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research with collaborators in special education, developmental science, neuroscience, computer science, and media and communications.
Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
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Jessica Blume, M.S., CCC-SLP
RED Lab Manager
As stated by the Greek philosopher Plutarch, "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." Our laboratory research efforts aim to stoke developmental fires — not put them out.
-Dr. Ann Mastergeorge