Neurodevelopmental and Rehabilitation Research
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu
The Maitre Lab team focuses on the neurodevelopment of high-risk infants and rehabilitation of their long-term disabilities. Our research emphasizes the development of objective and quantitative measures of sensory and motor function in infants and children. We utilize these measures to design novel therapeutic strategies for infants and young children who suffer from neonatal neural insults.
Our lab has developed a novel technique to measure response to light touch in children with disabilities. We have also established paradigms measuring cortical function in response to speech sound in preterm infants. For the past several years, we have worked with a team of scientists, engineers and therapists to conduct clinical trials of neural-based rehabilitative therapies in children and infants.