Distinguishing proximal from distal causes is useful and compatible with accounts of compensatory processing in developmental disorders of cognition

Nancy Ewald Jackson*, Max Coltheart

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    Abstract

    Models of the architecture of mature cognitive systems can inform the study of normal and disordered cognitive development, if one distinguishes between proximal and distal causes of performance. The assumption of residual normality need not be made in order to apply adult models to performance early in development, because these models can be modified to reflect the results of compensatory processing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)758-759
    Number of pages2
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Volume25
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

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