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 seven million exceptional children with special needs in our American school system, such as children with autism spectrum development. 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.