Is the Diagnosis of a Genetic Disorder Important for Children with Intellectual Disability?

Research Summary

Dr. Dawn Adams, Dr. Kate Woodcock and Prof. Chris Oliver – Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Birmingham.

This briefing has been prepared to help parents and carers of children with intellectual disability consider if, or when, a genetic diagnosis can be helpful in understanding their child’s needs. It is based on an academic book chapter written by the research team at the University of Birmingham’s, Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders that was published in 2010.1

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1. Oliver, C., Woodcock., K. A. & Adams, D. (2010). The importance of aetiology of intellectual disability. Learning Disability A life Cycle Approach, Second Edition. Chapter 10, pages 135-146. McGraw Hill, Open University Press, Berkshire, UK.

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Is the diagnosis of a genetic disorder important for children with intellectual disability - Cerebra Research Summary
First published 2012. This edition 2019. Review date 2022.

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