Speech disorder in children with Down's syndrome

Dodd, B and Thompson, L (2001) Speech disorder in children with Down's syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 45 4: 308-316. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2788.2001.00327.x

Author Dodd, B
Thompson, L
Title Speech disorder in children with Down's syndrome
Journal name Journal of Intellectual Disability Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-2633
Publication date 2001-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2001.00327.x
Volume 45
Issue 4
Start page 308
End page 316
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell Science Ltd
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract The speech of children with Down's syndrome (DS) is often unintelligible, unlike many other children who have an intellectual disability. However, the nature of their speech disorder is controversial. The speech error patterns of children with DS were compared to those of intellectually average children with phonological disorder whose errors were characterized by inconsistency. The groups were matched for percentages of consonants produced in error. The data revealed no differences between the groups in terms of the number of words which were produced inconsistently on repeated productions in a picture-naming task. However, further analyses revealed differences in the type of errors made by the groups in that the children with phonological disorder characterized by inconsistent errors made more changes to words on repeated production than the group with DS. The deficits underlying inconsistent pronunciation of words in the two groups of children under investigation would appear to differ. Intervention strategies should target the deficits identified.
Keyword Education, Special
Genetics & Heredity
Clinical Neurology
Down's syndrome
inconsistent errors
phonological disorder
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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