The Edmond J. Safra Early Childhood Laboratory Prevention and Intervention of Learning Disabilities

The early childhood laboratory was established in order to develop early identification tests (behavioral and brain-based) for at risk children for learning disabilities and behavioral and computerized interventions for at-risk groups from the age of 3 years old.  The main topics of research are the development of language and cognitive abilities such as working memory, visual perception, sequential perception, speed of processing and executive functions and their connection to early literacy and numeracy skills. Understanding the role of these skills, which are the foundation of all learning processes, will help to develop screening batteries and intervention programs to help children and prevent difficulties before entering formal schooling