Publications

Van Herwegen, J., Costa, H.M., Passolunghi, C.M. (2016). Improving number abilities in preschoolers:  the preschool number learning scheme PLUS. School Psychology Quarterly.

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.

Books

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

 

Some recent presented talks

Van Herwegen, J. (March, 2017).  The importance of studying developmental disorders: Examples from number development. University of Westminster (Invited talk).

Van Herwegen, J. (March, 2017). Causes of delay in mathematical development: a cross-syndrome comparison, MEC Loughborough University (Invited talk).

Van Herwegen, J., Costa, H.M., Nicholson, B., & Donlan, C. (February, 2017). Improving Number Foundations in Pre-schoolers: ANS versus Symbolic Knowledge. Royal Society, the origins of numerical abilities.

Van Herwegen, J., Costa, H.M., Nicholson, B., & Donlan, C. (September, 2016). Improving number foundations in pre-schoolers at risk for mathematical learning difficulties. British Psychology Society: Developmental Section, Belfast.

Ranzato, E. & Van Herwegen, J. (September, 2016). Number development in ASD: A critical review. International workshop: Domain-General and Domain-Specific Foundation of Numerical and Arithmetic Processing. Tuebingen, Germany.

Simms, V., Van Herwergen, J., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (August, 2016). Factors contributing to number line estimation skills in individuals with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome. EARLI: Leuven, Belgium.

Costa, H.M, Nicholson B. A., Donlan C., & Van Herwegen J., (July, 2016). Differentiating subgroups of preschool children at risk for Mathematical Learning Disabilities. In: 11th European Conference on psychological theory and research on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Lille, France.

Van Herwegen, J., Simms, V., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. (June 2016). The influence of domain-general and domain-specific abilities on number development in two neurodevelopmental disorders. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar: Institute of Education, University College London.

Nicholson, B., Costa, H.,M., Donlan, C. & Van Herwegen. J. (June 2016). Differentiating subgroups of preschool children at risk for Mathematical Learning Disabilities. Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar: Institute of Education, University College London.

Van Herwegen., J. (November 2015). Block design performance in Williams syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders: differences in visuo-spatial abilities or task approach
skills? Centre for Edcuational Neuroscience. Institute of Education, University of Longon (Invited talk).

McNeilly, C., Griffiths, Y., Purser, H., & Van Herwegen, J. (June 2015). Which Cognitive Abilities Influence the Development of Reading Abilities in Williams Syndrome? Neurodevelopmental Disorders Seminar, Oxford.

Van Herwegen., J. (June 2015). Figurative language development in neurodevelopmental disorders: what can we learn about typical development and underlying mechanisms? University of the Balearic Islands, Palma (Invited talk sponsored by Santander).

Van Herwegen, J. (May 2015). What we can learn about development in typically developing populations from research on atypical populations: examples from language and number development. University of Hamburg (Invited talk).

Van Herwegen, J. (April 2015). Improving preschoolers’ number development. University of Trieste (Invited talk).

Van Herwegen, J. (April 2015). Novel metaphor and metonymy comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorders. University of London (Invited talk).

Van Herwegen, J. (March 2015). Figurative language in typical and atypical development: past and future directions. University of Reading (Invited talk).

Passolunghi, M. C., Costa H.M., & Van Herwegen, J. (2014). Potenziare precocemente la memoria di lavoro e le abilità numeriche. In: XXIII convegno nazionale AIRIPA. Lucca, ottobre 24-25, 2013.

Costa, H. M., Van Herwegen, J., & Passolunghi, M. C. (2013). Improving number abilities in preschoolers. In: The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition. Trieste, November 28-29. 

Van Herwegen, J., Farran, E. & Formby, S. (September 2013). Landmark knowledge and route-learning strategies in Williams syndrome: evidence from eye-tracking. BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections Joint Conference, Reading.

Van Herwegen, J., & Rundblad, R. (June 2013).  The development of metaphor and metonymy in pre-school children. Child Language Seminar, Manchester.

Van Herwegen, J., Smith, T. & Annaz, D. (September 2012). Theory of Mind abilities in ASD: what can we learn from eye-movements? Symposium: Theory of Mind in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan. British Psychology Society: Developmental Section, Glasgow.

Van Herwegen, J. (July 2012). The development of figurative language production in typically developing children and children with Williams syndrome. 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London.

Van Herwegen, J., Smith, T. & Annaz, D. (September, 2012). Theory of Mind abilities in ASD: what can we learn from eye-movements? Symposium: Theory of Mind in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan. British Psychology Society: Developmental Section, Glasgow.

Van Herwegen, J. (July, 2012). The development of figurative language production in typically developing children and children with Williams syndrome. 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London.

Rundblad, Olofson, Van Herwegen, Casey & Oluvedun (July, 2012). Conceptual metaphor comprehension in children with autism spectrum disorders: conceptual metaphor theory vs graded salience hypothesis. 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London.

Van Herwegen, J., D’Souza, D., Dekker, T., Rodic, M., & Karmiloff-Smith, A. Attention, eye movement planning and number development in infancy: A cross-syndrome comparison (September, 2011). Symposium: Domain-General influences on Domain-specific processes in typical and atypical development. British Psychology Society: Developmental Section, Newcastle. 

Van Herwegen, J., Annaz, D. & Rundblad, G. (July, 2011). The development of novel metaphor and metonymy comprehension in typically developing children. International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Montreal.

Farran, E.K., Purser, H., Courbois, Y., Van Herwegen, J., Blades, M. (March, 2011). Learning a Route through a Virtual Environment; Error Patterns and Recall of Landmarks in Typical and Atypical Development. Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Montreal. 

Van Herwegen, J., Rundblad, G. & Annaz, D. (October, 2009). Variability within and across tasks: the case of Williams syndrome. PhD research seminars, Institute of Education (invited talk). 

Van Herwegen, J., Annaz, D. & Rundblad, G. (September, 2009). Explaining development of comprehension of novel metaphors and metonyms in Williams Syndrome. British Psychology Society: Developmental section, Nottingham.