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ERIC Number: EJ1013342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0964-2633
Systematic Review of Cognitive Development across Childhood in Down Syndrome: Implications for Treatment Interventions
Patterson, T.; Rapsey, C. M.; Glue, P.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v57 n4 p306-318 Apr 2013
Background: There is conjecture regarding the profile of cognitive development over time in children with Down syndrome (DS). Characterising this profile would be valuable for the planning and assessment of intervention studies. Method: A systematic search of the literature from 1990 to the present was conducted to identify longitudinal data on cognitive trajectories in children with DS. Results: Thirteen studies were identified: six assessed overall cognitive performance and seven assessed specific cognitive domains. Studies assessing IQ reported a decline across time. Studies assessing change in cognitive domains were, for the most part, not interpretable because of large age ranges in samples obscuring age-specific data. Conclusion: The current literature has only begun to describe typical cognitive developmental trajectories in children with DS; additional research is needed to clarify this topic. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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