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Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the LifespanA neuroconstructivist approach$
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Emily K. Farran and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.001.0001

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Williams syndrome: A model for the neuroconstructivist approach

(p.1) Introduction
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Emily K. Farran

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to serve as a paradigm for multidisciplinary, neuroconstructivist approaches to a wide range of other syndromes, taking the neurodevelopmental disorder Williams syndrome (WS) as a model syndrome. It then discusses the neuroconstructivist approach to neurodevelopmental disorders. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Williams syndrome, neurodevelopmental syndromes, neuroconstructive approach, multidisciplinary research

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