1. Why is there interest in Williams syndrome as a model for developmental disorders?
- Because it has specific behavioural deficits and global cognitive deficits
- Because it disassociates with other disorders
- Because of its well defined genetic pathology
- Because it has specific cognitive and behavioural deficits
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2. Which of these is not a cognitive phenotype in WS?
- IQ range from 40-90
- Intact spatial and numerical skills
- Intact language, face recog and social interaction
- Impaired spatial and numerical skills
3. What does the local-processing bias hypothesis suggest about the nature of WS visual-spatial disorder?
- WS have issues with the global form of objects but do not struggle with fine detail
- WS have issues with the local features of objects but do not struggle with global arrangement
4. How doesneuroconstructivism explain WS?
- The adult state of the language system may be mature but not 'intact'. Language is atypical in many ways, WS informs about the low level processes of language
- The genes coding for language skills are intact, other developmental disorders are impaired on these genes.
5. Does WS show expressive or telegraphic language?
- Expressive as opposed to telegraphic in Down syndrome
- Telegraphic as opposed to expressive in Down syndrome