The importance of understanding the behavioural phenotypes of genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability


Behavioural phenotype research is of benefit to a large number of children with genetic syndromes and associated developmental delay. This article presents an overview of this research area and demonstrates how understanding pathways between gene disorders and behaviour can inform our understanding of the difficulties individuals with genetic syndromes and developmental delay experience, including self-injurious behaviour, social exploitation, social anxiety, social skills deficits, sensory differences, temper outbursts and repetitive behaviours. In addition, physical health difficulties and their interaction with behaviour are considered. The article demonstrates the complexity involved in assessing a child with a rare genetic syndrome.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
College of Health & Life Sciences
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Published Date: 2014-10
Authors: Waite, Jane (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8676-3070)
Heald, Mary
Wilde, Lucy
Woodcock, Kate
Welham, Alice
Adams, Dawn
Oliver, Chris

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