Savant syndrome Sentence Examples
Children who display savant syndrome have traditionally been referred to as idiot, retarded, or autistic savants.
The first known description of a person displaying savant syndrome occurred in a German psychology journal in 1751.
About half of all children with savant syndrome are autistic.
Approximately 10 percent of all children with autism have savant syndrome.
Less than 1 percent of the non-autistic population, including those with mental retardation and other developmental disorders, have savant syndrome.
The causes of savant syndrome were as of 2004 not known.
Children with savant syndrome have an exceptional talent or skill in a particular area, such as the ability to process mathematical calculations at a phenomenal speed.
Children with savant syndrome may be able to memorize extensive amounts of data in such areas as sports statistics, population figures, and historical or biographical data.
One particular skill common to those with savant syndrome is the ability to calculate what day of the week a particular date fell on or will fall on.
The underlying disorders that usually accompany savant syndrome need to be treated, and it is believed that making use of the special talent of the child with savant syndrome may help treat the child's underlying developmental disorders.Advertisement
The special skill associated with savant syndrome in a specific child is usually present for life.
There is no known way to prevent savant syndrome.
Children with savant syndrome have a very special skill that can be nurtured.
All instances of savant syndrome feature limited and precise abilities that are largely memory dependent and cover a diverse assortment of areas.
Whatever the cause, savant syndrome is not necessarily the gift it appears to be to the general population.Advertisement
D., describes savantism as savant syndrome in which people with developmental or intellectual disabilities exhibit exceptional skills or a genius level ability.