Visuo-spatial ability in individuals with Down syndrome: is it really a strength?

  title={Visuo-spatial ability in individuals with Down syndrome: is it really a strength?},
  author={Yingying Yang and Frances Conners and Edward C. Merrill},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  volume={35 7},
Down syndrome (DS) is associated with extreme difficulty in verbal skills and relatively better visuo-spatial skills. Indeed, visuo-spatial ability is often considered a strength in DS. However, it is not clear whether this strength is only relative to the poor verbal skills, or, more impressively, relative to cognitive ability in general. To answer this question, we conducted an extensive literature review of studies on visuo-spatial abilities in people with Down syndrome from January 1987 to… CONTINUE READING
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