This article presents the cognitive profile observed in children with one of several common genetic syndromes associated with "nonverbal learning disorders." It introduces the concept of a cognitive endophenotype to help explain the similar pattern of impairments across the syndromes. It explores the explanation of diverse impairments in higher-order visual, spatial, temporal, numerical, and executive cognitive competencies deriving from origins in more basic attentional and spatial cognitive dysfunctions. The importance of a developmental approach to understanding dysfunction is stressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jul 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health