Shana E Cyrulnik

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Cyrulnik, S.C., and V.J. Hinton. Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A cerebellar disorder? NEUROSCI. BIOBEHAV. REV. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder that is often associated with cognitive deficits. These cognitive deficits have been linked to the absence of dystrophin, a protein product which is normally found in multiple tissues(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a chronic, progressive pediatric disease that affects both muscle and brain. The objectives of the study were to examine parent reported behavior in children with DMD, investigate the influence of chronic illness, intellectual ability and etiology on behavior, and determine whether a specific behavioral profile is(More)
OBJECTIVES To document the attainment of developmental milestones in children with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD) and to determine whether early delays are associated with later performance on measures of cognition. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective parental report was utilized to document the acquisition of 10 common developmental milestones in children(More)
The authors examined the neuropsychological status of 22 preschoolers at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and 50 matched control children, using measures of nonverbal working memory, perceptual and motor inhibition, and memory for relative time. All tasks included paired control conditions, which allowed for the isolation of discrete(More)
The goal of the current investigation was to examine adaptive behavior and cognitive skills in young children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscular weakness and concomitant cognitive deficits. Previous studies have documented specific language deficits in older children with DMD, but there are limited(More)
Parents of 85 boys with dystrophinopathies and 51 sibling controls completed the Social Communication Questionnaire, describing child behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders and a rating of parental stress. Twenty-one boys with dystrophinopathies and no siblings received scores above the cut-point for possible autistic spectrum disorders.(More)
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