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Social reasoning skills in adults with Down syndrome: the role of language, executive functions and socio-emotional behaviour

Hippolyte, Loyse ; Iglesias, Katia ; Van der Linden, Martial ; Barisnikov, K.

In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010, vol. 54, no. 8, p. 714-726

Background Although the prevalence of mental illness and behaviour problems is lower in adults with Down syndrome (DS) than in other populations with intellectual disabilities, they do present emotional and relational problems, as well as social integration difficulties. However, studies reporting on specific competences known to be central in developing appropriate social relationships...