Social interaction behaviors discriminate young children with autism and Williams syndrome.

@article{Lincoln2007SocialIB,
  title={Social interaction behaviors discriminate young children with autism and Williams syndrome.},
  author={Alan J. Lincoln and Yvonne M. Searcy and Wendy S Jones and C. Lord},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={323-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Autistic disorder (AD) and Williams syndrome (WS) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by contrasting abnormal social behavior (the former, socially avoidant; the latter, outwardly social); nonetheless, there are individuals with WS who display some behaviors that are characteristic of AD. We quantified the extent to which autism spectrum disorder (ASD) behaviors were present in children with WS. METHOD Twenty children with WS (27-58 months) and 26 age- and IQ-equivalent… CONTINUE READING

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