Differences in social motivation in children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Down Syndrome

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Differences in social motivation in children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Down Syndrome. / Wilde, Lucy; Oliver, Chris; Mitchell, Anna.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 46, No. 6, 06.2016, p. 2148–2159.

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title = "Differences in social motivation in children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Down Syndrome",
abstract = "Social excesses, characterised by heightened social motivation, are important for describing social functioning. Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a potential exemplar of a disorder where heightened social motivation is associated with negative behavioural outcomes. In Down syndrome (DS) strong social motivation is described, but less commonly associated with behavioural problems. Children with SMS (n = 21) and DS (n = 19) were observed during social situations, in which familiarity of adults present and level of attention available were manipulated. Motivation in SMS was characterised by comparatively frequent social initiations when adult attention was low, and stronger preference for familiar adults, compared to DS. Findings provide insight into the nature of social motivation in SMS and support an argument for nuanced consideration of motivation.",
keywords = "Social motivation, Neurodevelopmental disorder, Smith–Magenis syndrome, Down syndrome",
author = "Lucy Wilde and Chris Oliver and Anna Mitchell",
year = "2016",
month = jun,
doi = "10.1007/s10803-016-2743-3",
language = "English",
volume = "46",
pages = "2148–2159",
journal = "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders",
issn = "0162-3257",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "6",

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T1 - Differences in social motivation in children with Smith-Magenis Syndrome and Down Syndrome

AU - Wilde, Lucy

AU - Oliver, Chris

AU - Mitchell, Anna

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N2 - Social excesses, characterised by heightened social motivation, are important for describing social functioning. Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a potential exemplar of a disorder where heightened social motivation is associated with negative behavioural outcomes. In Down syndrome (DS) strong social motivation is described, but less commonly associated with behavioural problems. Children with SMS (n = 21) and DS (n = 19) were observed during social situations, in which familiarity of adults present and level of attention available were manipulated. Motivation in SMS was characterised by comparatively frequent social initiations when adult attention was low, and stronger preference for familiar adults, compared to DS. Findings provide insight into the nature of social motivation in SMS and support an argument for nuanced consideration of motivation.

AB - Social excesses, characterised by heightened social motivation, are important for describing social functioning. Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a potential exemplar of a disorder where heightened social motivation is associated with negative behavioural outcomes. In Down syndrome (DS) strong social motivation is described, but less commonly associated with behavioural problems. Children with SMS (n = 21) and DS (n = 19) were observed during social situations, in which familiarity of adults present and level of attention available were manipulated. Motivation in SMS was characterised by comparatively frequent social initiations when adult attention was low, and stronger preference for familiar adults, compared to DS. Findings provide insight into the nature of social motivation in SMS and support an argument for nuanced consideration of motivation.

KW - Social motivation

KW - Neurodevelopmental disorder

KW - Smith–Magenis syndrome

KW - Down syndrome

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JO - Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

JF - Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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