Our Publications


Lane, C., Van Herwegen, J., & Freeth, M. (2019). Parent-reported communication abilities of children with Sotos syndrome: Evidence from the Children’s Communication Checklist-2. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Van Herwegen, J., Ashworth, A., & Palikara, O. (2018). Parental views on special educational needs provision: cross-syndrome comparisons in Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Developmental Disability, 80, 102-111.

Booth, P., Clenton, J & Van Herwegen, J. (in press). Semantic and syntactic judgements: investigating the extent to which L1 learner choices influence the L2. Systems

Van Herwegen, J. & Rundblad, G. (2018). A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of novel metaphor and metonymy comprehension in children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 945.

Palikara, O., M. Ashworth & Van Herwegen, J. (2018). Educational outcomes of children with Williams syndrome: another neglected area of research? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Van Herwegen, J., Costa, H.M., Nicholson, B., & Donlan, C. (2018). Improving number abilities in low achieving preschoolers: symbolic versus non-symbolic training programs. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 77, 1-11.

Costa, H.M., Nicholson, B., Donlan, C. & Van Herwegen, J. (2018). Low performance on mathematical tasks in preschoolers: the importance of domain-general and domain-specific abilitis. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research, 62(4), 292-302.

Van Herwegen, J., Costa, H. M., & Passolunghi, M. C. (2017). Improving approximate number sense abilities in preschoolers: PLUS games. School Psychology Quarterly, 32(4), 497-508. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000191

Farran, E., Formby, S., Holmes, T., Daniyal, F. & Van Herwegen, J. (2016). Route-learning strategies in typical and atypical development; what can we learn using eye-tracking? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(10), 933-944.

Van Herwegen, J., Smith, T., & Annaz, D. (2015). Looking behaviour in children with Williams syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders during Theory of Mind tasks. Research in Developmental Disabilities 45-46, 202-209

Van Herwegen, J. (2015). Williams syndrome and its cognitive profile: the importance of eye movements. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 2015(8), 143-151.

Olofson, E.L., Casey, D., Oluyedun, O., Van Herwegen, J., Becerra, A. & Rundblad, G. (2014). Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Comprehend Lexicalized and Novel Primary Conceptual Metaphors. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. epub ahead of print

Van Herwegen, J., Aznar, A., & Tenenbaum, H. (2014). The use of emotions in narratives in Williams syndrome. Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50, 1-7.

Van Herwegen, J., Dimitriou, D., & Rundblad, G. (2013). Performance on verbal and low-verbal false belief tasks in children with Williams syndrome. Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45, 440-448.

Elsabbagh, M., Hohenberger, A., Campos, R., Van Herwegen, J., Serres, J., de Schoenen, S., Aschersleben, G., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2013). Narrowing perceptual sensitivity to the native language in infancy: Exogenous influences on developmental timingBehavioural Science, 3(1),

Van Herwegen, J., Dimitriou, D., & Rundblad, G. (2013). Development of novel metaphor and metonymy comprehension in typically developing children and Williams syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 1300-1311.

Karmiloff-Smith, A., D’Souza, D., Dekker, T., Van Herwegen, J., Xu, F., Rodic, M., & Ansari, D. (2012). Genetic and environmental vulnerabilities: the importance of cross-syndrome comparisons.PNAS 109 (2), 17261-17265.

Naylor, L. & Van Herwegen, J. (2012). The production of figurative language in typically developing children and Williams Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities 33, 711-716.

Farran, E.K., Courbois, Y., Van Herwegen, J., & Blades, M. (2012). How useful are landmarks when learning a route in a virtual environment? Evidence from typical development and Williams syndromeJournal Of Experimental Child Psycholog 111(4), 571-586.

Farran, E.K., Courbois, Y., Van Herwegen, J., Cruickshank, A., & Blades, M. (2012). Colour as an environmental cue when learning a route in a virtual environment; the use of verbal and visual coding styles in typical development and Williams syndromeResearch in Developmental Disabilities33(3), 900-908.

Van Herwegen, J, Rundblad, G., Davelaar, E.J. & Annaz, D. (2011). Variability and standardised test profiles in typically developing children and children with Williams syndrome. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 29,883-894.

Van Herwegen, J., Farran, E. & Annaz, D. (2011). Item and error analysis on Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices in Williams SyndromeResearch in Developmental Disabilities 32 (1), 93-99.

Annaz, D., Van Herwegen, J., Thomas, M., Fishman, R., Karmiloff-Smith, A. & Rundblad, G. (2009). Comprehension of metaphor and metonymy in children with Williams syndromeInternational Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 44(6), 962-978.

Saxton, M., Dockrell, J.E., Bevan, E. & Van Herwegen, J. (2008). Grammaticality judgements of children with and without language delay. In V. Stojanovik & T. Marinis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Child Language Seminar. University of Reading. CLS_Saxton,Dockrell,Bevan,Herwegen.pdf

Van Herwegen, J., Ansari, D., Xu, F. & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2008). Small and large number processing in infants and toddlers with Williams syndromeDevelopmental Science 11 (5), 637-643.

Van Herwegen, J. & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (2006). Commentary on Locke, J.L. and Bogin, B. Is it language that makes humans intelligent? Brain and Behavioral Sciences 29, 298-298.


Book Chapters

Purser & Van Herwegen, J. (2016). Standardised and experimental tasks: issues and solutons. In: J. Prior & J. Van Herwegen (Eds). Practical research with children. Research Methods in Developmental Psychology: a Handbook Series. London: Psychology Press.

Thomas, M.S.C. & Van Herwegen, J. (2014). Williams syndrome and language development. In:  P. Brooks & V. Kempe (Eds). Encyclopedia of Language Development. Sage Publications.

Van Herwegen, J., Farran, E. & Riby, D. (2015). Neurodevelopmental disorders: definitions and issues. In: J. Van Herwegen & D. Riby (Eds.). Neurodevelopmental Disoders: research challenges and solutions. Research Methods in Developmental Psychology: a Handbook Series. Psychology Press.

Van Herwegen, J. & Karmiloff-Smith, A (2014). Genetic developmental disorders and numerical competence across the lifespan. In: R. Cohen Kadosh & A. Dowker (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Numerical Cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Thomas, M.S.C., Purser, H. & Van Herwegen, J. (2012). The Developmental Trajectories Approach to Cognition. In E. K. Farran & A. Karmiloff-Smith (Eds). Neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan: A Neuroconstructivist approach.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Van Herwegen J. & Riby, D. (2015). Neurodevelopmental disorders: Research challenges and solutions. London: Psychology Press. 

Prior, J. & Van Herwegen, J. (2016). Practical research with children. London: Psychology Press.

Other publications

Van Herwegen, J. (2014). Mathematics is not an exact science. Mathematics Teaching: Association of Teachers of Mathematics, 242, 9-10.

Van Herwegen, J. (2014). Subitising and number estimation in theory and practice. Nursery World. March 

Van Herwegen J. (2014). Approximate Number Sense in practice. Nursery World. March