Eye movement patterns and approximate number sense task performance in Williams syndrome and Down syndrome: a developmental perspective

Jo Van Herwegen, Erica Ranzato, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Victoria Simms

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Abstract

It has been reported that approximate number sense (ANS) task performance is impaired in individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) and Down syndrome (DS). Research with infants has suggested this impairment is caused by sticky fixation in WS and sustained attention deficits for those with DS. This study examined looking patterns of older children and adults with WS (n = 24) and DS (n = 23) during an ANS task compared to typically developing controls matched for chronological age and those matched for mental age. Results showed that, although there were no group differences, looking patterns changed with chronological age for both the WS and DS groups. Looking behaviour related to ANS performance only in the WS group. Implications for interventions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4030-4038
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume49
Issue number10
Early online date2 Jul 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Number development
  • Williams syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • eye movements
  • Down syndrome
  • Eye movements

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