Projects

Cognitive strengths and weaknesses in Fragile X syndrome and Cornelia de Lange syndrome

This project focuses on the social differences experienced by children with Fragile X syndrome and Cornelia de Lange syndrome. We are recruiting children 4 years and above who have Cornelia de Lange syndrome, or Fragile X syndrome  as well as autistic children and typically developing children. We run sessions for children (4 years and above) filled with fun activities, tasks and eye-tracking assessments, that investigate a range of abilities including social and communication skills. If you would like to take part in this project, have any questions or would like to discuss the study in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Katherine Ellis: k.ellis@surrey.ac.ukThis research is funded by the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund.

Information processing in mothers with and without the Fragile X premutation

This project is being run in collaboration with Dr Sarah White, UCL. The project evaluates how mothers with the Fragile X premutation understand other people, process detailed information and organise their daily lives. We further investigate how these processes may differ to mothers without the premutation. We ask mothers (under the age of 50, with or without the Fragile X premutation) complete some questionnaires, watch short videos, complete computer tasks and some paper and pencil tasks.If you would like to take part in this project, have any questions or would like to discuss the study in more detail, please contact Dr Jo Moss: j.moss@surrey.ac.uk. This project is funded by the Experimental Psychology Society.

Validity of the SCQ and ADOS in individuals with genetic disorders associated with ID

This project is being conducted in collaboration with Professor Pat Howlin, King's College London and Dr Alice Welham, University of Leicester. The study evaluates the sensitivity and specificity of the SCQ and ADOS in individuals with genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability. This project is funded by Cerebra. 

Genotype-phenotype correlations in rare genetic syndromes associated with ID

This pilot study is being conducted in collaboration with Professor Andrew Beggs, University of Birmingham and will investigate the impact of normal genetic variation on behaviours that are common but highly heterogeneous within and between syndrome groups. 

If you are interested in taking part in any of our research projects, please let us know. 

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