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ERIC Number: EJ851638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Socio-Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome
Galera, Cedric; Taupiac, Emmanuelle; Fraisse, Sonia; Naudion, Sophie; Toussaint, Eva; Rooryck-Thambo, Caroline; Delrue, Marie-Ange; Arveiler, Benoit; Lacombe, Didier; Bouvard, Manuel-Pierre
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n9 p1252-1260 Sep 2009
Research regarding the behavioral aspects of children with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) has suggested some possible behavioral patterns including autistic features. Caregivers of 39 children (mean age = 8.4 years) with RTS (49% showing abnormality in "CREBBP" gene) and 39 children (mean age = 8.6 years) matched on developmental level, age and gender were administered the Child Behavior Checklist and the Children's Social Behavior Questionnaire. Children with RTS did not exhibit higher internalizing (affective and anxiety symptoms) or externalizing (disruptive symptoms) behavioral problems than expected for their age/developmental range. However, they displayed some specific behaviors: short attention span, motor stereotypies, poor coordination, and overweight. The presence of an identified "CREBBP" gene abnormality was possibly related to the motor difficulties through impaired motor skills learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist