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Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Emily K. Farran and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Abstract

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that there is no single influence (be it nature or nurture) on cognitive development. Cognitive abilities emerge as a result of interactions between gene expression, cortical and subcortical brain networks, and environmental influences. In recent years, our study of neurodevelopmental disorders has provided much valuable information on how genes, brain development, behaviour, and environment interact to influence development from infancy to adulthood. This book presents evidence on development across the lifespan across these multiple levels of description (gene ... More

Keywords: cognitive development, gene expression, brain networks, environmental influences, Williams syndrome, social interaction, domains, cross-syndrome comparisons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily K. Farran, editor
Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Annette Karmiloff-Smith, editor
Professorial Research Fellow, Birkbeck Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, University of London, UK

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Contents

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Introduction

Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Emily K. Farran

Part 1 Cognition, Brain, Genes

Chapter 1 Cognition: The developmental trajectory approach

Michael S. C. Thomas, Harry R. Purser and Jo Van Herwegen

Part 2 Clinical and Practical Outcomes

Chapter 5 Adult outcomes and integration into society

Chris Stinton and Patricia Howlin

Part 3 Domain-General Processes

Chapter 6 Attention

Kate Breckenridge, Janette Atkinson and Oliver Braddick

Chapter 7 Sleep-related learning

Dagmara Annaz and Anna Ashworth

Chapter 8 Memory

Stefano Vicari and Deny Menghini

Chapter 9 Executive function and motor planning

Kerry D. Hudson and Emily K. Farran

Part 4 Domain-Specific Processes

Part 4a Verbal Domain

Chapter 10 Precursors to language and early language

Carolyn B. Mervis and Angela E. John

Chapter 11 Later language

Vesna Stojanovik

Part 4b Visual Domain

Chapter 12 Visual perception and visuospatial cognition

Emily K. Farran and Susan C. Formby

Part 4c Social Domain

Part 4d Numeracy and Literacy

Chapter 16 Numeracy

Joanne S. Camp, Emily K. Farran and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Chapter 17 Literacy

Yvonne M. Griffiths

Part 5 The Neuroconstructivist Approach to Domain-General and Domain-Specific Processes

Conclusion

Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Emily K. Farran