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Cleland, Joanne; Wood, Sara; Hardcastle, William; Wishart, Jennifer; Timmins, Claire – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Children and young people with Down's syndrome present with deficits in expressive speech and language, accompanied by strengths in vocabulary comprehension compared with non-verbal mental age. Intelligibility is particularly low, but whether speech is delayed or disordered is a controversial topic. Most studies suggest a delay, but no…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Phonology, Adolescents, Receptive Language
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Mackie, Leila; Law, James – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Introduction: The relationship between mental health, behaviour and language development is widely recognized in the literature. Recent advances in assessment tools allows one to consider the role of pragmatic language skills in this co-occurrence. Aims: This pilot study aimed to investigate (1) the level of association between pragmatic language…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cognitive Ability, Pragmatics, Interaction