A longitudinal study of cognitive abilities and educational attainment in Williams syndrome.

@article{Udwin1996ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of cognitive abilities and educational attainment in Williams syndrome.},
  author={Orlee Udwin and Mark Rice Davies and Patricia Howlin},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={
          1020-9
        }
}
The paper reports on changes in IQ scores and in reading, spelling and arithmetic skills over time in 23 young adults with Williams syndrome. They were first assessed in their early to mid-teens and followed up 8 to 9 years later, at an average age of 21 years 9 months. Cognitive assessments indicated increases in Full Scale, Verbal and Performance IQ scores. These increases allow us to conclude that in the case of Williams syndrome (unlike some other conditions) there does not appear to be a… CONTINUE READING
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