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Introduction

Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Emily K. Farran

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199594818
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738166 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0010

Series: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Introduction

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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

Chapter.  4756 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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