Childhood predictors of written expression in late adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: a longitudinal study (Journal of Intellectual Disability Research – April 2017 vol. 8 March)

22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is the second most prevalent genetic syndrome and has a characteristic academic and behavioural phenotype. The primary objective of the current study was to examine the childhood predictors of written expression achievement in adolescents with 22q11DS. Written expression is an important skill that can impact an individual’s overall academic performance, potentially resulting in increased levels of stress and exacerbation of psychiatric symptoms.

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