The extent of bias represented by this sampling is difficult to gauge accurately, however there will also be biases introduced by the perspectives of the informants as has been ably de-monstrated by De Los Reyes and Kazdin Slow weight gain, especially during the first several years of life, is also a common problem and many children are diagnosed as "failure to thrive". After a child has missed several developmental milestones, the pediatrician may refer the child to a specialist for diagnosis. Am J Med Genet ; 74 5: Examinations should take place yearly as some of these conditions are progressive and may worsen over time.
In this chapter, we review the social- cognitive capabilities of individuals with Williams syndrome — a rare genetic disorder that is often seen as representing the opposite of autism. Development, Neuroscience and Autism. It is important to encourage individuals with Williams syndrome towards independence but to recognize that their friendly and outgoing personalities may lead them into abusive situations. It is recommended that children with Williams Syndrome also be evaluated by a physician who specializes in endocrine disorders endocrinologist. Typically, the test is only done if there is a family history of Williams syndrome.
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Chest X-ray revealed cardiomegaly,  leads ECG shows normal findings. The disorder was first described by J. Method Ethics The project was reviewed according to procedures specified by the University of Reading Ethics and Research Committee and was allowed to proceed. If you are concerned about these symptoms in yourself or in your child, you should seek an evaluation by a medical geneticist. Specialized tests may be performed to determine the severity and exact location of congenital heart defects i. Perhaps then individuals with Williams syndrome are just not especially good at differentiating between emotions.
Physical therapy and speech therapy can also be beneficial. Language and theory of mind: Good medical care and treatment of potential problems allows most individuals with Williams syndrome to lead a long life. Noonan syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is typically evident at birth congenital. The condition is typically diagnosed in infancy or early childhood. Many infants and young children have feeding problems. Language abilities in Williams syndrome: