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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(12): 931-935 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.640

Profiles and Development of Adaptive Behavior in Adolescents and Adults with Williams Syndrome

Trista Juhsin Fu
Abstract—Williams Syndrome (WS) is associated with deficits in adaptive behavior and an uneven adaptive profile. This study cross-sectionally examined the profiles and developmental trajectories of adaptive behavior in 100 adolescents and adults with Williams Syndrome ages 12 to 53 years using the Scales o Independent Behavior-Revised (SIB-R). Profile findings indicated a significant weakness in motor skills and community living skills relative to social interaction and communication skills and personal living skills. Age-related decline in Social Interaction and Communication domain was also found in this population. Interventions should address promoting adaptive motor functioning and community living skills while taking their developmental needs into consideration.

Index Terms—Adaptive behavior, development, profile, Williams syndrome.

T. J. Fu is with the National Chengchi University, Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: jfu@nccu.edu.tw).

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Cite: Trista Juhsin Fu, "Profiles and Development of Adaptive Behavior in Adolescents and Adults with Williams Syndrome," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 931-935, 2015.

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