During the early stages of research, the M-ACAL team confronted wide variability in how consistently children with movement and speaking disabilities were able to communicate different kinds of choices. From these findings, a model for the progression of choice-making skills was developed that distinguishes between choices to indicate preference and choices to indicate knowledge.
As accessible instruments have been developed, we have begun to study the neuropsychology of specific congenital neurodevelopmental conditions. Current studies focus on literacy, processing speed, attentional impairments, sleep disorder, and quality of life in children with cerebral palsy. Future studies will examine additional cognitive functions in children with cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
Our research findings have been published in chapters of prominent books and scientific journals, as well as consumer-oriented publications over the last few years; please refer to our bibliography for these published works.