What is Williams syndrome?|
Williams syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. This condition is characterized by mild to moderate mental retardation or learning disabilities, unique personality characteristics, distinctive facial features, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) problems.
Most people with Williams syndrome have some degree of mental retardation. They typically do better on tasks that involve spoken language and memorization than on visual-spatial tasks such as writing and drawing. Affected individuals have outgoing, engaging personaliti
How common is Williams syndrome?
An estimated 1 in 7,500 to 20,000 people is born with Williams syndrome.