The added value of temperament for a better understanding of diversity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome: A meta-analytic, comparative, and longitudinal study

01 December 2021 → 30 November 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Behavioural and emotional problems
    • Disabilities and developmental disorders
    • Orthopedagogical assessment and diagnostics
    • Parenting problems
Neurodevelopmental disabilities temperament parenting social-emotional functioning diversity temperament diagnostics transdiagnostic modifiers Autism Spectrum Disorder Cerebral Palsy Down Syndrome
Project description

This project addresses the added value of temperament, and its interplay with parenting, to describe and explain the large diversity in the clinical phenotype and social-emotional functioning across three prevalent neurodevelopmental disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy). The meta-analysis and cross-sectional comparison will unravel syndrome-specific temperamental traits, while the longitudinal study will test the temperament-parenting interplay as transdiagnostic modifiers.