ERIC Number: EJ464010
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
On the Nature of Language Impairment in Down Syndrome.
Sabsay, Sharon; Kernan, Keith T.
Topics in Language Disorders, v13 n3 p20-35 May 1993
Twenty-eight adults with Down's syndrome and 28 adults with retardation of unknown origin responded to a language elicitation test. The adults with Down's syndrome exhibited an almost universal failure in mastering individual elements of the auxiliary verb system. The nature and source of biological constraints on language learning and intervention implications are discussed. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Adults with Mental Retardation: Maximizing Communicative Competence.