Developmental trajectories for spatial frames of reference in Williams syndrome.

  title={Developmental trajectories for spatial frames of reference in Williams syndrome.},
  author={M. Nardini and Janette Atkinson and Oliver Braddick and Neil Burgess},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={11 4},
Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic disorder associated with severe visuocognitive impairment. Individuals with WS also report difficulties with everyday wayfinding. To study the development of body-, environment-, and object-based spatial frames of reference in WS, we tested 45 children and adults with WS on a search task in which the participant and a spatial array are moved with respect to each other. Although individuals with WS showed a marked delay, like young controls they demonstrated… CONTINUE READING

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