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.
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.
|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|
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