—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.
—Adaptive behavior, development, profile,
T. J. Fu is with the National Chengchi University, Taipei City, Taiwan,
R.O.C. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.