2022 SECD Research Roundup - Learning Lab for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Assistant professor Susan Loveall discusses two research projects her team is currently working on in her Learning Lab for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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- [00:00:00.000]The mission of
- [00:00:01.601]the Learning Lab
- [00:00:02.535]for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- [00:00:04.738]is to better understand and improve
- [00:00:07.841]lifelong learning, language and literacy
- [00:00:10.810]for individuals who have
- [00:00:12.212]intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- [00:00:14.848]We have two current, uh, data-collection
- [00:00:18.251]studies going on.
- [00:00:19.819]Uh, one is an NIH-funded
- [00:00:22.689]uh, study in collaboration with the University of Alabama.
- [00:00:26.393]And the purpose of that study is to examine
- [00:00:29.095]reading comprehension in
- [00:00:31.097]students with Down syndrome,
- [00:00:33.500]other intellectual and developmental disabilities,
- [00:00:36.536]and in typical development.
- [00:00:38.772]Uh, the ages for that study
- [00:00:41.574]for typical development are 6 to 10,
- [00:00:43.777]and for Down syndrome and other
- [00:00:45.145]intellectual disabilities are 10 to 15.
- [00:00:48.848]Um, another
- [00:00:50.150]of the projects we have going on in the lab
- [00:00:52.318]we call Project Pathways.
- [00:00:54.287]And it's a
- [00:00:55.588]a study to look at
- [00:00:56.923]the reading and writing profiles
- [00:00:58.825]of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
- [00:01:01.995]13 to 21 years.
- [00:01:03.563]And, uh, all of that testing is done
- [00:01:06.232]online via Zoom.
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