In this special Mother's Day presentation, Dr. Jamie Edgin from the University of Arizona will provide an update on the current state of work on memory formation and sleep-dependent learning in children and young adults with Down syndrome. She will also highlight some other recent discoveries and new directions in her lab, including progress on the development of new cognitive assessments for young children with Down syndrome (the Arizona Memory Assessment for Preschoolers and Special Populations, or A-MAP).
Jamie Edgin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona and faculty of the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She has over 15 years of experience in cognitive development research in individuals with Down syndrome, including the development of the Arizona Cognitive Test Battery with colleague Lynn Nadel. In 2008/2009 she was awarded the NDSS Charles Epstein Award for Down syndrome Research.