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ERIC Number: EJ850564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7912
The Down Syndrome Behavioural Phenotype: Taking a Developmental Approach
Fidler, Deborah; Most, David; Philofsky, Amy
Down Syndrome Research and Practice, v12 n3 Feb 2009
Individuals with Down syndrome are predisposed to show a specific behavioural phenotype, or a pattern of strengths and challenges in functioning across different domains of development. It is argued that a developmental approach to researching the Down syndrome behavioural phenotype, including an examination of the dynamic process of the unfolding of the phenotype, will advance science and service for this population. Related issues including the distinction between primary and secondary phenotypic features, heterotypic continuity, and methodological implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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