Emotional Development in Children with Developmental Disabilities

Connie L. Kasari, Laudan B. Jahromi and Amanda C. Gulsrud

in The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195305012
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Emotional Development in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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Research into the emotional development of children with developmental disabilities has dramatically increased over the past decade. Studies investigating the development of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) account for the largest increase in the field, but progress has also been made in better understanding emotional development in children with Down syndrome (DS). This chapter reviews the evidence on emotional strengths and weaknesses in children with autism, DS, and other developmental disorders. It identifies continuing gaps in our knowledge of emotional development and suggests some promising lines of research for the future.

Keywords: Emotional development; developmental disabilities; children; Down syndrome; autism

Article.  11069 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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