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An Observational Study of Social Interaction Skills and Behaviors in Cornelia de Lange, Fragile X and Rubinstein-Taybi Syndromes

Authors
  • Ellis, Katherine1, 2, 2
  • Oliver, Chris1
  • Stefanidou, Chrysi1, 3
  • Apperly, Ian1
  • Moss, Jo1, 2
  • 1 University of Birmingham,
  • 2 University of Surrey, Elizabeth Fry Building,
  • 3 Anglia Ruskin University,
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 18, 2020
Volume
50
Issue
11
Pages
4001–4010
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-020-04440-4
PMID: 32189229
PMCID: PMC7560922
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

We directly assessed the broader aspects of sociability (social enjoyment, social motivation, social interaction skills and social discomfort) in individuals with Cornelia de Lange (CdLS), fragile X (FXS) and Rubinstein-Taybi syndromes (RTS), and their association with autism characteristics and chronological age in these groups. Individuals with FXS ( p < 0.01) and RTS ( p < 0.01) showed poorer quality of eye contact compared to individuals with CdLS. Individuals with FXS showed less person and more object attention than individuals with CdLS ( p < 0.01). Associations between sociability and autism characteristics and chronological age differed between groups, which may indicate divergence in the development and aetiology of different components of sociability across these groups. Findings indicate that individuals with CdLS, FXS and RTS show unique profiles of sociability.

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