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ERIC Number: EJ860508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
ISSN: ISSN-1080-4013
Language Phenotypes and Intervention Planning: Bridging Research and Practice
Fidler, Deborah J.; Philofsky, Amy; Hepburn, Susan L.
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v13 n1 p47-57 2007
This paper focuses on the communication and language phenotypes associated with three genetic disorders: Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, and fragile X syndrome. It is argued that there is empirical evidence that these disorders predispose children to specific profiles of strength and weakness in some areas of speech, language, and communication, and that intervention planning for children with each syndrome may take an approach informed by these profiles. Issues related to within-group variability, shared outcomes among syndromes, and the need for empirical validation for syndrome-specific recommendations are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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