Williams syndrome development study (WiSDom)


This study aims to examine cognitive development in people with WS using longitudinal data across a wide age span and the cognitive profiles of adults with Williams syndrome later on in life, using valuable, previously acquired data sets, constituting a relatively large sample size from different points over an extended time span.

The study includes two parts. In first instance we will bring together existing data from different labs around Greater London that have worked with children and adults with Williams syndrome to examine development in Williams syndrome. In the second part we will assess some adults with Williams syndrome to obtain furtehr data about cognitive development later on in life.

We will soon be contacting participants so stay tuned.

This study is run by Dr Jo Van Herwegen (PI), Prof Michael Thomas, Dr Harry Purser and Mrs Pauline Eijckeler and is funded by the Williams Syndrome Foundation.