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Sophie completed a PhD on number processing and arithmetic in children with Down Syndrome and 22q11.2 deletion in 2009, funded by the ESRC. This was completed at the University of York and supervised by Professor Charles Hulme. Before this she worked as a Research Fellow on a project investigating Reading, Language and Numerical Development in children with Down Syndrome, funded by the Health Foundation whilst studying for an MSC in Reading, Language and Cognition within the department. She completed her undergraduate degree in Linguistics at the University of Newcastle. Sophie currently teaches on the MSc in Developmental Disorders and Clinical Practice and is leader for the Assessment and Treatment of Developmental Disorders module. Sophie is an HCPC registered Educational Psychologist and regularly conducts private assessments with child in the York Educational Assessment Clinic (YEAC) which is located within the department. She is also a guest lecturer for HYMS on an ad hoc basis.
Sophie's research interests are the number skills in children with Down syndrome and 22q11 deletion syndrome compared to typical development.