The research programs at the Clinical Training Unit are focused on understanding the causes, preventing and designing new treatments for developmental disorders. Dr. Zinner’s research focus is on Tourette syndrome. Dr. Bennett’s research is on developmental outcomes of neonatal conditions and treatments. He is also involved in projects aimed at strengthening the primary care network for children with disabilities. Dr. McLaughlin’s research, based partly at Seattle Children’s, is on measurement and treatment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy and other disorders. Ms. Trahms research focus is on newborn screening for and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism and related disorders. Dr. TeKolste is involved in multiple preventive projects aimed at improving services to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and especially in the smooth transition of care into the adult health care system for adolescents.
For more information on this specialty, please visit the Clinical Training Unit webpage.