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ERIC Number: EJ943321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Peer-Related Social Competence of Young Children with Down Syndrome
Guralnick, Michael J.; Connor, Robert T.; Johnson, L. Clark
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v116 n1 p48-64 Jan 2011
The peer-related social competence of children with Down syndrome was examined in an observational study. Dyadic interactions with peers of children with Down syndrome were compared with the dyadic interactions of matched groups of typically developing children and with playmates differing in both familiarity and social skills. Results suggested that both risk and protective factors influenced the peer interactions of children with Down syndrome. Recommendations are made for applying contemporary models of peer-related social competence to etiologic subgroups to better understand the mechanisms involved and to provide direction for the design of intervention programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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