Lense M, Dykens E. Musical learning in children and adults with Williams syndrome. Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR. 2013 Sep;57(57). 850-60. PMID: 22974236 [PubMed]
There is recent interest in using music making as an empirically supported intervention for various neurodevelopmental disorders due to music's engagement of perceptual-motor mapping processes. However, little is known about music learning in populations with developmental disabilities. Williams syndrome (WS) is a neurodevelopmental genetic disorder whose characteristic auditory strengths and visual-spatial weaknesses map onto the processes used to learn to play a musical instrument.