The PRETEND Program

As part of this study, children of participating families will undergo tasks that measure skills relating to imagination, social communication, and emotional understanding. Recruitment for this study is currently closed, but we are looking forward to continuing this project in new and exciting ways. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved with our PRETEND Program!


Click below to learn more about our current research!

For more information about how to participate in one of the Neurodevelopment Research Lab’s studies, please contact Dr. Anastasia Dimitropoulos and her research team at

Our current research is supported by the following agencies:

  • Foundation for Prader-Willi Syndrome Research (FPWR)
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (PWSA-USA)
  • The Hartwell Foundation
  • Program for Autism Education and Research
Neurodevelopment Research Lab