Genetic Evaluation in Developmental Disabilities

  • Helga V. Toriello


Developmental disabilities are a relatively common reason for referral to a pediatric subspecialist. Although there are numerous reasons for the child being affected with a developmental disability, genetic causes are not an uncommon cause. A genetics evaluation can often identify this cause, and the family counseled appropriately regarding cause, prognosis, and recurrence risks. This chapter describes the various steps in the genetics evaluation process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Human DevelopmentMichigan State University College of Human MedicineEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Spectrum HealthGrand RapidsUSA

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