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ERIC Number: EJ787092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Preference for Water-Related Items in Angelman Syndrome, Down Syndrome and Non-Specific Intellectual Disability
Didden, Robert; Korzilius, Hubert; Sturmey, Peter; Lancioni, Giulio E.; Curfs, Leopold M. G.
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v33 n1 p59-64 Mar 2008
Background: Few case controlled studies have been published on the behavioural phenotype of Angelman syndrome (AS). Little is yet known about preferences in individuals with AS. Method: Preferences for water-related items and non-water-related items were assessed in 27 individuals with AS and two matched groups of participants, one with Down syndrome (DS) and the other with non-specific intellectual disabilities (NS), using an adapted Dutch version of the Choice Assessment Scale (Matson et al., 1999). Results: Individuals with AS showed a higher preference for water-related items compared to individuals in both comparison groups, substantiating previous reports which have suggested that individuals with AS are fascinated with water. Conclusions: Knowledge about preferences in individuals with AS, especially with regard to water-related objects and activities, is important in person-centred planning of daytime activities and training programs for this group. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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