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

Farran, Emily; 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. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: Visuo-spatial cognition in Williams syndrome: Reviewing and accounting for the strengths and weaknesses in performance
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
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
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10002060
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