Motor & Visual Development Laboratory
Announcement of Doctoral Student Assistantship
Dr. Haylie L. Miller, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Motor & Visual Development Laboratory at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is currently seeking a doctoral student. The selected student will engage in research related to lifespan development of motor and visual skills in children and adults with and without autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. The selected student will receive interdisciplinary training in the #1 ranked Kinesiology PhD program in the nation (National Academy of Kinesiology). Full description.
We want to understand how motor and visual systems develop across the lifespan, especially in clinical populations like Autism Spectrum Disorder. Movements like balancing, walking, and reaching rely heavily on efficient integration of visual information into motor plans. Inefficient visuomotor integration can cause problems with functional movement. We want to understand the mechanisms involved in visuomotor integration, the effect they have on functional ability, and how they can be addressed through early identification and intervention.