This article examines development in children with neurogenetic disorders in the context of dynamic systems theory. Use of the dynamic systems framework enables researchers to view development in neurogenetic disorders as an ongoing process of self-organization in a complex system with many interacting components. We present a review of three principles of self-organization from a dynamic systems framework-attractor states, developmental cascades, and phase transitions-and explore how these principles may inform the study of phenotypic development in children with neurogenetic disorders. Implications for future work on development and behavioral phenotypes in this population are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities|
|State||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health