The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center actively engages in numerous research programs related to child development, disabilities and behavior.

The wide range of topics in developmental and behavioral medicine includes problems faced by children with Fragile X syndrome, language development, and disorders and behavioral training, along with feeding and swallowing disorders.

Many additional areas are supported by a variety of federal, state, and foundation grants.

Examples of recent research endeavors include involvement in a National Institutes of Health multi-site study of treatment approaches for autism; research related to children with Spina Bifida, behavior issues of children, and research focused on medical intervention adherence.