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Elise Ng-Cordell

Research Assistant

I am a Research Assistant on a project funded by the James S McDonnell Foundation. This project investigates relationships among attention, memory and social cognition in typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders (autism and Fragile X Syndrome). 

Previously, I have worked on a project funded by the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. This project aimed to assess cognition and behaviour in children with intellectual disability of known genetic origins. We have also developed novel cognitive assessment tools designed to sensitively measure abilities in individuals with cognitive impairments.

I am interested in understanding how certain neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with outcomes such as cognitive abilities, communication skills and adaptive functioning. I am particularly interested in studying how the dynamic interplay between these constructs unfolds over the course of development, affecting psychopathological outcomes.