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    Why development matters in neurodevelopmental disorders

    Ball, George and Karmiloff-Smith, Annette (2014) Why development matters in neurodevelopmental disorders. In: van Herwegen, J. and Riby, D. (eds.) Neurodevelopmental disorders: research challenges and solutions. Research Methods in Developmental Psychology: A Handbook Series. London, UK: Psychology Press, pp. 19-33. ISBN 9781848723283.

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    Abstract

    The importance of taking a truly developmental perspective to the study of neurodevelopmental disorders can be underappreciated. With illustrations from Williams, Down and Fragile X syndromes, this chapter makes a strong theoretical plea for a developmental approach from multiple levels. Section 1 argues that adult neuropsychological models are inappropriate for understanding neurodevelopmental disorders. Developmental change is then highlighted in the context of mapping: genotype to phenotype (Section 2), brain to cognition (Section 3), early basic-level underpinnings to cognitive-level outcomes (Section 4), and of evaluating environmental factors (Section 5). Practical tips for research into neurodevelopmental disorders are offered in Section 6, before general conclusions are drawn.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Annette Karmiloff Smith
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 15:55
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11447

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