Understanding Williams Syndrome: Behavioral Patterns and Interventions

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Contents
Foreword by Ursula Bellugixiii
Prefacexvii
1.INTRODUCTION1
     I. BACKGROUND ON WILLIAMS SYNDROME2
             A. Distinctive Physical Features2
             B. Developmental Problems4
             C. Paradoxical Behavioral Profile5
             D. Neurobiological Factors6
     II. OVERVIEW OF BOOK7
             A. Research on Behavioral Characteristics8
             B. Intervention Needs10
             C. Intervention Approaches11
             D. Chapter Content12
             E. Uses for This Book13
2.LANGUAGE SKILLS AND PROBLEMS15
     I. LANGUAGE ACQUISITION16
             A. Early Language Delay16
             B. Language Growth18
             C. Early Language and Cognition19
             D. Nonverbal WS Children19
     II. SPEECH AND VOICE20
             A. Oral-Motor Problems20
             B. Speech Articulation and Fluency21
             C. Hoarseness23
             D. Prosody23
     III. SEMANTICS23
             A. Vocabulary Skills24
             B. Unusual Word Choice26
             C. Word-Finding Problems27
             D. Semantic Relational Terms29
             E. Category Concepts31
             F. Figurative Speech34

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • List of Figures v
  • List of Tables v
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Language Skills and Problems 15
  • Chapter 3 - Intervention Approaches for Language Problems 64
  • Chapter 4 - Perceptual and Motor Performance 108
  • Chapter 5 - Specific Aptitudes 187
  • Chapter 6 - Maladaptive Behaviors 252
  • Chapter 7 - Intervention Approaches for Maladaptive Behaviors 297
  • Chapter 8 - Summary and Conclusions 359
  • References 402
  • Appendix 420
  • Author Index 431
  • Subject Index 443
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