Peter Mundy, PhD Lisa Capps Professor of Neurodevelopmental
Disorders and Education, has formulated a neurodevelopmental
theory of social attention and the role it plays in learning,
symbolic thinking and social-cognition. This theory, in
part, guides the current research in Social Attention and Virtual
Reality Laboratory or SAV Lab.
There are eight million exceptional children with special needs
in our American school system, such as children with learning
disabilities or neuro-developmental disorders like autism. They
have the right to appropriate and comparable educational
opportunities. Truly meeting the needs of these children
requires a commitment to integrating advances in educational
science, neuroscience, and social policy.