Over the last four decades, breakthroughs in genetic knowledge, together with the emergence of disciplines devoted to the scientific study of developmental disorders have resulted in much greater awareness of the many different behavioural and genetic phenotypes involved. It is now evident that not only do different disorders have different causes and different manifestations, but different neurological and biochemical bases, different responses to intervention, and different life courses. Reflecting the enormous changes that have taken place in our knowledge and understanding of developmental disorders, this groundbreaking international volume brings this vast and complex field together for the first time. The Editors have collected together the world's leading academic scholars and clinicians, to explore how current research across a range of different disciplines can inform clinical practice and help to improve the lives of individuals and their families.
Patricia Howlin PhD is Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. Tony Charman is on the Chair in Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Mohammad Ghaziuddin is an Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA.
PART ONE: OVERVIEW Introduction - Patricia Howlin, Tony Charman and Mohammad Ghaziuddin PART TWO: DISORDERS WITH A KNOWN GENETIC CAUSE Down Syndrome: General Overview - Deborah J. Fidler and Lisa Daunhauer Down Syndrome: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention - Janet Carr Fragile X Syndrome: Medical and Genetic Aspects - R.J. Hagerman et al Fragile X Syndrome: Life Course and Strategies for Intervention - Andrea Schneider and David Hessl Williams Syndrome: Overview and Recent Advances in Research - Daniela Plesa Skwerer and Helen Tager-Flusburg Prader-Willi Syndrome - Joyce Whittington and Anthony Holland Angelman Syndrome - Bernard Dan and Karine Pelc Rett Disorder - Alison Kerr and Hayley Archer Smith-Magenis Syndrome - Jenny Sloneem and Orlee Udwin Tuberous Sclerosis Complex - Petrus J de Vries Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome/ 22q11 Deletion Syndrome - Frederick Sundram and Kieran C Murphy Cornelia de Lange, Cri du Chat and Rubistein Taybi Syndromes - Chris Oliver et al PART THREE: DISORDERS WITH COMPLEX OR AS YET UNKNOWN CAUSES Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder - Timothy E Wilens and Thomas J Spencer Autism Spectrum Disorders: General Overview - Catherine Lord, So Hyun Kim and Adriana DiMartino Autism Spectrum, Disorders: Interventions and Outcomes - Patricia Howlin and Tony Charman Developmental Language Disorders: Overview - Courtenay Frazier Norbury Developmental Language Disorders: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention - Rhea Paul and Kimberly Gilbert Intellectual Disability: Concepts, Definitions and Assessment - Cory Shulman et al Intellectual Disability: Lifetime Course and Strategies for Intervention - Jane McCarthy and Nick Bouras The Disintegrative Disorders - Fred R Volkmar Epileptic Disorders - Ian Miller and Roberto Tuchman Tourette Syndrome - Mary M Robertson and Andrea E Cavanna PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTALLY INDUCED DISORDERS Acquired Brain Injury during Childhood - Anna Mandalis, Frank Muscara, and Vicki Anderson Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Kieran D O'Malley Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies - Dieter Wolke Extreme Deprivation - Michael Rutter and Camilla Azis-Clauson
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