Education of a child neurologist: developmental neuroscience relevant to child neurology.

TitleEducation of a child neurologist: developmental neuroscience relevant to child neurology.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJohnston MV
JournalSeminars in pediatric neurology
Volume18
Issue2
Pagination133-8
Date Published2011 Jun
Abstract

Developmental neuroscience is increasingly relevant to clinical child neurology, and study of advances in neurobiology, neurochemistry and neurogenetics should be part of the curriculum of residency training. The profile of synaptic development is especially relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, Fragile X syndrome, and early epileptic encephalopathies. This knowledge is increasingly being translated into therapies for previously untreatable disorders.

DOI10.1016/j.spen.2011.06.009
Alternate JournalSemin Pediatr Neurol