Objective: Children with Velocardiofacial Syndrome (a 22Q11 deletion; VCFS) typically present with borderline IQ, relative strengths in language, and weaknesses in right hemisphere based skills like visuospatial and perceptual reasoning. The purpose of this study is to examine the neuropsychological profile of a patient with a genetic condition that is a potential variant of VCFS, who demonstrated a unique pattern of symptoms associated with her biological and environmental profile. Method: This case study examines the neuropsychological functioning of a 10-year-old Caucasian female with a complex medical history, including a genetic condition that is believed to be related to VCFS, Wilms’ Tumor in full remission after six months of chemotherapy, and ADHD-I. Results: Objective assessment revealed a specific set of strengths and weaknesses for this youngster. Her areas of strength included emotional functioning, fundamental written expression, and basic aspects of problem solving. She exhibited challenges with executive and attentional abilities, visual...

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