Our research program currently focuses on three neurodevelopmental disabilities
• autism spectrum disorder
• cerebral palsy
• fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Each of these research programs includes investigators with a range of expertise - including brain imaging, the interaction of genetics and the environment, clinical management of neurodisabilities, and animal modeling of brain-based disorders.
Our service cores provide advice and support in:
• knowledge translation
Kids Brain Health Network's Opportunities Initiative funds additional, innovative research projects aimed at producing translational findings while improving our understanding of brain development and brain disorders. Projects funded through our 2010 Opportunities Initiative are on their way to becoming evidence-based treatments and/or commercialization, in keeping with the NCE mandate to achieve postitive impacts on Canadian society, and the economy.
Overarching research questions guide Kids Brain Health's work
• How do we define typical human brain development?
• How do we detect abnormalities in the developing brain?
• How can we treat brain-based disabilities?
Ultimately, Kids Brain Health’s research aims to accelerate the understanding of neurodevelopmental disabilities to improve quality of life and future prospects for affected children and their families.