Learning About Learning in People with 16p11.2 Deletions
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are exploring how persons with 16p11.2 deletions learn about the world around them, since they may learn differently compared with those without the deletion. At last summer's Simons VIP Family Meeting, the research team worked with many families whose children with 16p11.2 deletions played laptop computer games designed to provide insights into how they learn.
Early results suggest that people with 16p11.2 deletions may differ in "learning style", compared with those without the deletion, in how they take in and process information, particularly involving patterns and categories. To understand those differences more deeply, and potentially find better ways to help individuals with 16p11.2 deletion learn more effectively, more test data is needed. For families who would like to participate in this study, we will arrange testing at a location convenient to you. The testing involves playing computer games, takes less than an hour, and is open to individuals age 8 years or older.
For more information, contact study coordinator Richard Lipkin