Title: Intellectual abilities in a large sample of children with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome: an update
Authors: De Smedt, Bert ×
Devriendt, Koenraad
Fryns, Jean-Pierre
Vogels, Annick
Gewillig, Marc
Swillen, Ann #
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific on behalf of the Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults
Series Title: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research vol:51 pages:666-670
Abstract: Background Learning disabilities are one of most consistently reported features in Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS). Earlier reports on IQ in children with VCFS were, however, limited by small sample sizes and ascertainment biases. The aim of the present study was therefore to replicate these earlier findings and to investigate intellectual abilities in a large sample of children with VCFS. In addition, we aimed to identify factors that may contribute to within-syndrome variability in cognitive performance, such as the mode of inheritance of the deletion, sex, the presence of a heart defect and psychiatric morbidity.
ISSN: 0964-2633
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Cardiovascular Developmental Biology
Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation
Parenting and Special Education
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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