New York City Virtual Buddy Walk
September 12, 2020
Montclair State's Spatial Development Lab was proudly featured in the New York City Virtual Buddy Walk on September 12, 2020. The Buddy Walk brings together those with Down Syndrome and those who support them. This walk promotes acceptance and inclusion while raising funds for the National Down Syndrome Society. The lab was thanked for being one of their Buddy Walk Exhibitors for the 2020 year. Thank you, New York City Buddy Walk for featuring us!
April 6, 2020
We are excited to announce that our lab was recently funded by two NIH (The National Insitute of Health) Grants. One NIH grand (SC2) is titled, "A Profile of Spatial Abilities in People with Down Syndrome and Their Correlations with Everyday Behavior" (PI: Dr. Yang). This grant examines a variety of spatial abilities in people with Down Syndrome and studies how laboratory behavioral tasks correlated with spatial behaviors (e.g, tying shoes, playing with puzzles).
Another NIH Grant (R15) is a collaboration with Dr. Edward Merrill from the University of Alabama. It is titled "Assessing the Malleability of Spatial Abilities in Individuals with Down Syndrome." This grant examines whether and how we can train spatial abilities in individuals with Down Syndrome.
South Plainfield Buddy Walk
October 5, 2019
Our research assistants, Sierra and Christine attended the Buddy Walk event at South Plainfield, NJ, on October 5th. They informed registrants about the research our Spatial Lab is conducting at Montclair State University. Thank you, Buddy Walk of South Plainfield for having us and allowing us to talk about our research!