Early development in Williams syndrome

@article{Tsai2008EarlyDI,
  title={Early development in Williams syndrome},
  author={S. Tsai and Shyi-Kuen Wu and Y. Liou and S. Shu},
  journal={Pediatrics International},
  year={2008},
  volume={50}
}
Background: The aim of the present study was to gain a better understanding of the motor performance in Williams syndrome for early intervention of rehabilitation programs. 
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