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Understanding cognition, behaviour and learning in rare genetic syndromes

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Rare genetic syndromes are often associated with a profile of strengths and difficulties that are different to those who are neurotypical. However, knowledge of the profile associated with different conditions is often patchy leaving parents, clinicians and educators unsure what to expect following a clinical diagnosis. This project will be developed in collaboration with our partners at the Child Growth Foundation who support families of those with conditions such as Sotos syndrome, Weaver syndrome, Tatton-Brown Rahman syndrome, Russell-Silver syndrome. the aim of the project will be to improve knowledge in strategic areas of interest and potentially to develop educational interventions to support learning.

Funding Notes

Self funded or sponsored students only. No University funding available.

NB The University has some tuition fee scholarship under competition - application deadline is 23 January 2019 at 5pm

References

Lane, C., Milne, E., & Freeth, M. (2016). Cognition and behaviour in Sotos Syndrome: A systematic review. Plos One, 11(2), e0149189

Lane, C., Milne, E., & Freeth, M. (2017). Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Sotos Syndrome. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 47(1), 135-143

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