Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach

Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach

Author(s): John Morton

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631187578

Online ISBN: 9780470773307

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773307

About this Book

A long-awaited book from developmental disorders expert John Morton, Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach makes sense of the many competing theories about what can go wrong with early brain development, causing a child to develop outside the normal range.


  • Based on the idea that understanding developmental disorders requires us to talk about biological, cognitive, behavioral and environmental factors, and to talk about causal relationships among these elements.
  • Explains what causal modelling is and how to do it.
  • Compares different theories about particular developmental disorders using causal modelling.
  • Will have a profound impact on research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and medicine.

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