Organisational unit: Research Grouping
The Developmental Group has particular strengths in the study of cognitive development in early to middle childhood. Much of our work takes place in the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre (BCDC). The group's main areas of research are the development of memory and language in children, and children's knowledge of the physical, social, and mental world. While much of this work is carried out with typically developing children, the group has expertise in working with atypical populations including children with autism, Down syndrome, children born prematurely, and children with language delay. The group has links to the Bristol Autism Research Group. In addition, members of the group serve as trustees and governors of Fosse Way School, via the School of Experimental Psychology's partnership in the Fosse Way School Trust.
The Developmental Group is part of the Cognitive Processes research group.