Veronica J. Hinton, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology
(in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center)
630 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
I am interested in examining cognition in developmental disorders that are well-characterized by etiology.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: DMD is a single-gene disorder that affects development of the CNS. Affected children have selectively delayed development of verbal immediate memory and phonological processing skills. Ongoing work includes examining the nature of the cognitive deficits and relating it to the type of genetic mutation.
Glut-1 Deficiency Syndrome: This is a newly characterized single- gene disorder that affects transport of glucose across the blood-brain barrier and results in significant cognitive delay. The goal for this study is to characterize the nature of the cognitive and behavioral profile in the small group of identified children.
Follow-up of premature infants born at very low birth-weights: This study examines cognitive outcome at age 7 years among a large cohort of children born weighing less than 1500 grams. The aims are to examine the association between cognitive profile and early risk factors such as evidence of white matter damage or transient hypothyroxinemia.
Development in Children with a First Febrile Seizure: This epidemiological study investigates the relationship between brain structure, cognitive development and seizure type in children who come to the emergency room for treatment of a first febrile seizure.
Hinton VJ, Nereo NE, DeVivo DC, Goldstein E, SternY. Poor verbal working memory across intellectual level in boys with Duchenne dystrophy. Neurology, 2000; 54: 2127-2132.
Hinton VJ, Nereo NE, DeVivo DC, Goldstein E, SternY. Selective deficits in verbal working memory associated with a known genetic etiology: The neuropsychological profile of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2001; 7: 45-54.