ERIC Number: EJ1018237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
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Adaptive Behavior and Problem Behavior in Young Children with Williams Syndrome
Hahn, Laura J.; Fidler, Deborah J.; Hepburn, Susan L.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v119 n1 p49-63 Jan 2014
The present study compares the adaptive behavior profile of 18 young children with Williams syndrome (WS) and a developmentally matched group of 19 children with developmental disabilities and examines the relationship between adaptive behavior and problem behaviors in WS. Parents completed the Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scales--Interview edition and the Developmental Behavior Checklist--Primary Caregiver version (WS only). Children with WS had higher adaptive communication scores than children with other developmental disabilities. Children with WS demonstrated relative strengths in adaptive communication and socialization, coupled with relative weaknesses in daily living. Adaptive communication and socialization were negatively associated with problem behaviors in social relating in WS.
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Behavior Problems, Young Children, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Daily Living Skills, Social Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Developmental Behavior Checklist; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales