Education and children with down syndrome: Neuroscience, development, and intervention

Deborah J. Fidler, Lynn Nadel

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Of the recent advances in education-related research in Down syndrome, the characterization of the Down syndrome behavioral phenotype has become a potentially critical tool for shaping education and intervention in this population. This article briefly reviews the literature on brain-behavior connections in Down syndrome and identifies aspects of the Down syndrome behavioral phenotype that are potentially relevant to educators. Potential challenges to etiologically informed educational planning are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-271
Number of pages10
JournalMental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 26 2007



  • Behavioral phenotypes
  • Down syndrome
  • Education
  • Intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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