Development across the lifespan
Research in this area will advance educational, social and behavioral approaches that address developmental challenges — allowing individuals to participate more fully in education, the workforce and social environments while aiding their families and caregivers and decreasing economic costs to society.
Select KU research in this area
New research pinpoints promising gene target for specific language impairment
A study from the University of Kansas recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences identifies a new gene target related to Specific Language Impairment (SLI).
Autism research that relies on preschool peers received grant to study predictive factors
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $345,000 grant to KU investigators to further their research with up to 40 preschool children with autism spectrum disorder.
KU awarded $1M to help connect underrepresented KC youth with out-of-school opportunities
A team led by researchers at KU has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help underrepresented Kansas City youth access enriching out-of-school opportunities.
KU's strengths in this area
- Achievement & Assessment Institute
- Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
- Center for Genomics
- Child Language Doctoral Program
- Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment
- Department of Applied Behavioral Science
- Department of Molecular Biosciences
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Speech, Language, Hearing
- Life Span Institute
- School of Education & Human Sciences
- School of Social Welfare