Cognitive Characteristics of Children with Genetic Syndromes

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-616
Number of pages18
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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