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Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain : Atypical Development - Donna Coch

Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain

Atypical Development

By: Donna Coch (Editor), Geraldine Dawson (Editor), Kurt W. Fischer (Editor)

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Thoroughly examining brain-behavior relationships in atypically developing children, this important volume integrates theories and data from multiple disciplines. Leading authorities present research on specific clinical problems, including autism, Williams syndrome, learning and language disabilities, ADHD, and issues facing infants of diabetic mothers. In addition, the effects of social stress and maltreatment on brain development and behavior are reviewed. Demonstrating the uses of cutting-edge methods from developmental neuroscience, developmental psychology, and cognitive science, the contributors emphasize the implications of their findings for real-world educational and clinical practices. Illustrations include eight pages in full color.

"A fascinating introduction to the rapidly developing field of developmental cognitive neuroscience and its implications for advancing our understanding of developmental psychopathology. It should be particularly valuable in orienting graduate students to exciting new possibilities for increasing understanding and remediation of debilitating disabilities." - PsycCRITIQUES "In this valuable collection, leading scientists present the latest findings about the biological bases of developmental disorders, including dyslexia, autism, and attentional deficits. The book also includes early markers for these disorders, as well as appropriate educational interventions." - Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA "The stellar array of authors represented in this volume guarantees that the reader will be provided with state-of-the-art information about neurodevelopmental disorders. No undergraduate or graduate course on the topic can do without this book." - Uta Frith, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London, UK "In synthesizing the fields of cognitive and affective neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, the book presents novel conceptual and methodological tools for studying adaptive, maladaptive, and resilient developmental outcomes." - Dante Cicchetti, Institute of Child Development and Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, USA

A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to the Study of Atypical Development: A Model System Involving Infants of Diabetic Mothersp. 1
Development of Social Brain Circuitry in Autismp. 28
Brain Mechanisms Underlying Social Perception Deficits in Autismp. 56
Williams Syndrome: A Model Developmental Syndrome for Exploring Brain-Behavior Relationshipsp. 87
Triangulating Developmental Dyslexia: Behavior, Brain, and Genesp. 117
Typical Reading Development and Developmental Dyslexia across Languagesp. 145
Neurocognitive Correlates of Developmental Verbal and Orofacial Dyspraxiap. 168
Relation between Early Measures of Brain Responses to Language Stimuli and Childhood Performance on Language and Language-Related Tasksp. 191
Number Sense and Developmental Dyscalculiap. 212
Central Nervous System Substrates of Impulsivity: Implications for the Development of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorderp. 239
Social Regulation of the Adrenocortical Response to Stress in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Implications for Psychopathology and Educationp. 264
Child Maltreatment and the Development of Alternate Pathways in Biology and Behaviorp. 305
Corticolimbic Circuitry and Psychopathology: Development of the Corticolimbic Systemp. 331
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781606239667
ISBN-10: 160623966X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 15th June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.58