Psychological and speech studies in Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome

Am J Ment Retard. 1992 May;96(6):645-60.


Forty individuals with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome were tested using an extensive test battery to obtain more insight about their intelligence level, social competency, temperament, and behavior as well as articulation and receptive and expressive language level. Examination of individuals in the Netherlands who have this rare syndrome has been extensive, allowing some generalizations to be made. The intelligence level of affected individuals is usually low, although some persons have much higher scores than do others. The tested individuals were remarkably consistent in their social competency, temperament, and behavior. They were able to make good use of their limited verbal abilities. Comparable studies of other groups of persons with a specific syndrome are needed to determine whether the present findings are specific for Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome or may be found among persons with other syndromes.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Articulation Disorders / diagnosis
  • Articulation Disorders / psychology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis
  • Language Development Disorders / psychology*
  • Language Tests
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome / psychology*
  • Social Adjustment
  • Speech Production Measurement