Early Development in Neurogenetic Disorders

Early Development in Neurogenetic Disorders

1st Edition - July 21, 2011

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  • Editor: Deborah Fidler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922690

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This special issue is among the first volumes to examine the topic of early development in children with neurogenetic disorders associated with intellectual disability. It includes discussions of theoretical issues regarding the emergence of behavioural profiles during early development, as well as comprehensive accounts of early development in specific disorders such as Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, and sex chromosome disorders. In addition, several contributions examine the latest clinical applications of this work for diagnosis, treatment, and education.

Key Features

  • The comprehensive nature of the reviews of early development in neurogenetic disorders provided by top researchers in the field of developmental disabilities research
  • Innovation in the application of new approaches to this population, such dynamic systems theory and the developmental trajectory approach to studying these populations place this volume on the cutting edge of theoretical work in this area
  • This volume also addresses the implications of emerging behavioural phenotypes in neurogenetic disorders from many angles—the biological issues related to diagnosis, psychiatric issues related to comorbid conditions such as autism and autism spectrum disorder, and educational issues related to targeted intervention


Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Static snapshots versus dynamic approaches to genes, brain, cognition and behaviour in neurodevelopmental disabilities
    Annette Karmiloff-Smith
    2. Emerging Behavioral Phenotypes and Dynamic Systems Theory
    Deborah J. Fidler, Erika Lunkenheimer and Laura Hahn
    3. Developmental trajectories in genetic disorders
    Victoria C. P. Knowland & Michael S. C. Thomas
    4. Early Development in Fragile X Syndrome: Implications for Developmental Screening
    Donald B. Bailey, Heather Cody Hazlett, Jane E. Roberts and Anne C. Wheeler
    5. The early development of adaptive behavior and functional performance in young children with Down syndrome: Current knowledge and future directions
    Lisa Daunhauer and Deborah Fidler
    6. Sex chromosome aneuploidies: A window for examining the effects of the X and Y chromosomes on speech, language, and social development
    Nancy Raitano Lee, Katherine C. Lopez, Elizabeth I. Adeyemi and Jay N. Giedd
    7. Social-perceptual and social-cognitive skills in young children with Williams syndrome: Evidence for discontinuity
    Susan L. Hepburn, Deborah Fidler, Laura Hahn and Amy Philofsky
    8. Innovations in the Early Diagnosis of Chromosomal Disorders Associated with Intellectual Disability
    Lisa G. Shaffer
    9. Diagnosing Autism in Individuals with Known Genetic Syndromes: Clinical Considerations & Implications for Intervention
    Susan L. Hepburn and Eric J. Moody
    10. Infusing Etiology into Intervention: A Model for Translational Research in Education
    Karen Riley

Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: July 21, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922690

About the Serial Volume Editor

Deborah Fidler

Deborah Fidler
Dr. Deborah Fidler is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. Her research expertise is in the area of early development in individuals with neurogenetic syndromes, with a particular focus on the behavioral phenotype in Down syndrome and its implications for intervention and educational practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, USA

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