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Elisabeth M. Dykens, Ph.D.

Elisabeth M. Dykens, Ph.D. Biography: Elisabeth M. Dykens, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist who has worked with individuals with many different disorders, both clinically and in research. She is particularly interested in the interconnections among genes, brain, and behavior –more specifically, in maladaptive behavior-psychopathology in individuals who have Prader-Willi syndrome, Williams syndrome, or other disorders. Co-author of Behavior and Development in Fragile X Syndrome (Sage Publications, 1994), Dr. Dykens has also published numerous studies on the behavior of people with mental retardation. She is a member of the scientific advisory boards of several national syndrome organizations, the steering committee of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Gatlinburg Society for Research and Theory in Mental Retardation, and the research and evaluation committee for Special Olympics International.

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  • Genetics and Mental Retardation Syndromes

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-471-6


    This book discusses in detail the genetic causes and implications, prevalence, physical characteristics, cognitive profiles, speech and language, medical complications, and behaviors of four major syndromes (Down, Williams, fragile X, and Prader-Willi) and five less-researched syndromes.

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