Cognitive Profile of Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Terry M. Levine, April Materek, Jessica Abel, Madeline O'Donnell, Laurie E. Cutting

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General consensus has yet to be reached with regard to the exact cognitive profile of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The current overview seeks to provide a more comprehensive review of the literature by examining studies that have specifically compared individuals with NF1 to siblings, controls, and/or norms. We also examined results of studies that compared individuals with NF1 with various manifestations to each other. Consistent with previous reviews, no clear cognitive profile emerged; however, greater insight into patterns was obtained. Additionally, future directions for research on NF1 were suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-20
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • children
  • cognitive deficts
  • learning disabilities
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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