Incidence of Savant Syndrome in Finland.

  title={Incidence of Savant Syndrome in Finland.},
  author={Timo Saloviita and L Ruusila and U Ruusila},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  volume={91 1},
The general incidence of Savant Syndrome was assessed in Finland. First, a survey was made of all 583 facilities which served people with mental retardation. Second, letters asking for information regarding people with Savant Syndrome were published in two key Finnish journals of the field. We received reports of 45 cases of Savant Syndrome. This makes an incidence rate of 1.4 per 1,000 people with mental retardation. The most common form of exceptional skills was calendar calculation, followed… CONTINUE READING