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Visuo-spatial cognition in Williams syndrome: Reviewing and accounting for the strengths and weaknesses in performance

Farran, Emily and Jarrold, C (2003) Visuo-spatial cognition in Williams syndrome: Reviewing and accounting for the strengths and weaknesses in performance. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23. pp. 173-200. ISSN 8756-5641

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Abstract

Individuals with Williams syndrome typically show relatively poor visuo-spatial abilities in comparison to stronger verbal skills. However, individuals' level of performance is not consistent across all visuo-spatial tasks. The studies assessing visuo-spatial functioning in Williams syndrome are critically reviewed, in order to provide a clear pattern of the relative difficulty of these tasks. This prompts a possible explanation of the variability in performance seen which focuses on the processing demands of some of these tasks. Individuals with Williams syndrome show an atypical processing style on tests of construction, which does not affect tests of perception.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Farran, Emily and Jarrold, Christopher (2003) Visuo-spatial cognition in Williams syndrome: Reviewing and accounting for the strengths and weaknesses in performance. Developmental Neuropsychology, 23 (1&2). pp. 173-200. Developmental Neuropsychology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a784401402~tab=content
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Psychology and Human Development
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 14:48
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:06
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2060
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