The Child web trading platform Development and Learning Difficulties (CDLD) lab carries out internationally excellent collaborative research in child development with a special focus on learning difficulties and developmental disorders with the aim to translate the latest findings into effective and practical assessments as well as classroom practice and interventions.

On this website you will find more information about our research and activities.

If you have been contacted about taking part in one of the research studies please go to ‘Current Studies’ where you can find more information.

If you are a student and would like to gain research experience 1) you can complete a thesis in the CDLD lab or 2) volunteer as a research assistant (you need to be minimum 5 hours per week available). 


We are based at UCL Institute of Education, London

If you have any queries, please contact the lab director, Dr Jo Van Herwegen at j.vanherwegen@ucl.ac.uk.