Children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and others, face unique struggles. Better treatment approaches could improve their quality of life.
Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine, Canada Research Chair in Brain and Child Development, is studying the underlying mechanisms of function and dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders. Using knowledge from her past work in medicine and natural sciences, she is unravelling the complexities of brain development and plasticity in at-risk groups of children. She and her research team are characterizing early brain development in patients to better understand what causes their disabilities. Their work may lead to better diagnostic tools and new strategies to optimize child and brain development.