Adaptive functioning in Williams syndrome and its relation to demographic variables and family environment

Gabrielle Brawn*, Melanie Porter

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    Abstract

    This study assessed adaptive functioning in children and adults with Williams syndrome. The aims were to: (1) profile adaptive functioning; (2) investigate the relationship between adaptive functions and gender, CA, and IQ; (3) investigate the relationship between levels of adaptive functioning and family environment characteristics. In line with predictions: (1) there was extensive variability in adaptive functions; (2) neither gender nor IQ were significantly related to adaptive skills, but Communication skills and Interpersonal Relationship skills failed to make appropriate gains relative to same aged peers and (3) adaptive functioning was significantly related to family environment. Practical and clinical implications are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3606-3623
    Number of pages18
    JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
    Volume35
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

    Keywords

    • Adaptive functioning
    • Family environment
    • Williams syndrome

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