Gestures and Words in Early Development of Children With Down Syndrome
- The Language Abilities of Bilingual Children With Down Syndrome. Bird, Elizabeth Kay-Raining; Cleave, Patricia; Trudeau, Natacha; Thordardottir, Elin; Sutton, Ann; Thorpe, Amy // American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology;Aug2005, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p187
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have cognitive disabilities resulting from trisomy 21. Language-learning difficulties, especially expressive language problems, are an important component of the phenotype of this population. Many individuals with DS are born into bilingual environments. To date,...
- Discourse Skills of Boys With Fragile X Syndrome in Comparison to Boys With Down Syndrome. Roberts, Joanne; Martin, Gary E.; Moskowitz, Lauren; Harris, Adrianne A.; Foreman, Jamila; Nelson, Lauren // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Apr2007, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p475
Purpose: This study compared the conversational discourse skills of boys who have fragile X syndrome with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with those of boys with Down syndrome and boys who are typically developing. Method: Participants were boys who have fragile X syndrome with (n =...
- Comprehension of the Communicative Intent Behind Pointing and Gazing Gestures by Young Children with Williams Syndrome or Down Syndrome. John, Angela E.; Mervis, Carolyn B. // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug2010, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p950
Purpose: In this study, the authors examined the ability of preschoolers with Williams syndrome (WS) or Down syndrome (DS) to infer communicative intent as expressed through gestures (pointing and eye-gaze shift). Method: Participants were given a communicative or noncommunicative cue involving...
- The relationship between spontaneous gesture production and spoken lexical ability in children with Down syndrome in a naming task. Stefanini, Silvia; Recchia, Martina; Caselli, Maria Cristina // Gesture;Jun2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p197
We examined the relationship between spontaneous gesture production and spoken lexical ability in children with Down syndrome (DS) in a naming task. Fifteen children with DS (3;8â€“8;3 years) were compared to 15 typically developing (TD) children matched for developmental age (DATD)...
- CISD to screen for preschool, speech. // Clarendon Enterprise (TX);8/20/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 34, p1
The article announces that the Clarendon Independent School District (CISD) will offer a free speech and language skills screening for pre-school children on August 27, 2009.
- Untitled. MMP // ASHA;Jan94, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p18
Discusses the study entitled `Agreement of Assessment Profiles Used in Cognitive Referencing,' by Kevin N. Cole, Paulette E. Mills and Dercy Kelly. Examination of the agreement of test profiles that measure children's cognitive ability and language performance; Feature of the cognitive...
- POSTIMPLANTATION AUDITION AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IN CHILDREN WITH PRELINGUALLY ACQUIRED PROFOUND DEAFNESS. Boothroyd, Arthur; Boothroyd-Turner, Dorothy // Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology;May2002 Part 2 of 2, Vol. 111, p79
Evaluates the language and educational attainment of children using Nucleus multichannel implant with the spectral peak processor. Average age at implantation; Benefits of implantation; Auditory limitations.
- Atlantoaxial instability in Down syndrome. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;12/1/1993, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p1541
Reports on a study that assessed the presumed risk of spinal cord compression during sports participation in children with Down syndrome, as presented in the periodical `The Lancet' dated August 28, 1993. Prevalences of atlantoaxial instability in children with Down syndrome; Rare occurrence of...
- `My amazing Lisa.' Grassman, A.S. // Redbook;Apr89, Vol. 172 Issue 6, p56
A mother describes her attempts to love and care for her daughter, who has Down syndrome.