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Conclusion Future theoretical and empirical directions within a neuroconstructivist framework

Karmiloff-Smith, Annette and Farran, Emily K. (2012) Conclusion Future theoretical and empirical directions within a neuroconstructivist framework In: Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach. Oxford Series in Developmental Cognkitive Neuroscience . Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 9780191738166

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This chapter discusses how a neuroconstructivist, multidisciplinary approach enriches our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. The neuroconstructivist approach raises cross-syndrome questions at multiple levels of analysis, such as: is this brain/cognitive/behavioural deficit syndrome-specific or is it syndrome-general, that is, is it characteristic of all atypical development where learning difficulties obtain or unique to a particular syndrome? It differentiates domain-relevant mechanisms from domain-specific or domain-general ones. It also searches for very low-level impairments in the neonate profile - at the levels of brain, cognition, and behaviour - that might affect gene expression and have cascading effects on developmental outcomes.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Karmiloff-Smith, Annette
Farran, Emily
Editors :
Karmiloff-Smith, Annette
Farran, Emily
Date : 24 May 2012
DOI : 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0085
Copyright Disclaimer : © Oxford University Press, 2012. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuroconstructivist approach; Cross-syndrome; Domain-relevant mechanisms; Domain-general mechanisms
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 01 Jul 2019 15:56
Last Modified : 01 Jul 2019 15:56

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