Neuropsychological rehabilitation in a case of Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Maria Cristina Cossu, I. Nava, S. Leoni, L. Piccardi

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Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a rare congenital disorder. Symptoms include a characteristic facial structure, pre- and post-natal growth deficiency, hypertrichosis, and visceral and cardiovascular anomalies. Behavioural problems and moderate to severe mental retardation are also present. In this paper, we report a mild case of Cornelia de Lange syndrome. The neuropsychological rehabilitation of this patient is also described. It was structured on the patient's specific areas of strength and weakness in order to facilitate the development of adaptive cognitive abilities. To maximise the learning potential of these children, we recommend specific interventions with a multidimensional neuropsychological approach, which considers developmental abilities and disabilities as related to the global reality of the child.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-160
Number of pages14
JournalNeuropsychological Rehabilitation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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