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Social Vulnerability in Williams Syndrome: A Tendency to Approach Strangers

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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. In this paper we discuss the social profile associated with the developmental disorder, Williams syndrome (WS), and provide a specific focus on social vulnerability risk factors, such as social approach. To illustrate aspects of social vulnerability and social approach we introduce a case study on a 23-year old adult with WS and their parent. We link the core themes from an interview with the WS adult and their parent back to the existing literature. Finally, we discuss the challenges for future research in this area to inform both theory and intervention.

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Author(s): Riby DM, Ridley E, Lough E, Hanley M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities

Year: 2017

Volume: 52

Pages: 175-199

Online publication date: 09/06/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 2211-6095

ISSN (electronic): 2211-6109

Publisher: Academic Press


DOI: 10.1016/bs.irrdd.2017.05.001


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