Adult outcomes and integration into society

Chris Stinton and Patricia Howlin

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199594818
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738166 | DOI:

Series: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Adult outcomes and integration into society

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This chapter provides an overview of outcomes in adult life for individuals with Williams syndrome (WS), focusing on areas such as physical and mental health, social outcomes, and cognitive and linguistic functioning. Using data from cross-sectional and longitudinal cohorts, current research in the field highlights areas of promise and those of concern for the future of individuals with WS as they enter their early and middle adult years.

Keywords: Williams syndrome; adult life; physical health; mental health; social outcomes; cognitive function; linguistic abilities

Chapter.  6718 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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