Motor & Visual Development Laboratory
The Motor & Visual Development Laboratory studies how motor and visual systems develop across the lifespan. We want to understand how the development of these systems might differ in neurodivergence (e.g., autism, ADHD, DCD/dyspraxia) compared to typical development. 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 what supports or interventions can help with accommodation and inclusion.
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We have a variety of opportunities for members of the community or U-M affiliates to engage with the lab.
- We have ongoing research studies for people with neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., autistic children/teens/adults) and for neurotypical people.
- We partner with community groups to engage in advocacy and education (e.g., public lectures, workshops, and program consultation).
- We invite stakeholders to be part of our Community Advisory Team to provide valued input on our research.
- We enjoy collaboration with researchers and clinicians working in related areas.
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