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Lee, Michelle; Bush, Lauren; Martin, Gary E.; Barstein, Jamie; Maltman, Nell; Klusek, Jessica; Losh, Molly – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This longitudinal study examined pragmatic language in boys and girls with Down syndrome (DS) at up to three time points, using parent report, standardized and direct assessments. We also explored relationships among theory of mind, executive function, nonverbal mental age, receptive and expressive vocabulary, grammatical complexity, and pragmatic…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Language Skills, Pragmatics
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Finestack, Lizbeth; O'Brien, Katy H.; Hyppa-Martin, Jolene; Lyrek, Kristen A. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of an intervention focused on improving personal narrative skills of school-age children with Down syndrome (DS) using an approach involving visual supports. Four females with DS, ages 10 through 15 years, participated in this multiple baseline across participants single-subject…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Language Skills, Intervention, Children
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Picciotti, Pasqualina M.; Carfì, Angelo; Anzivino, Roberta; Paludetti, Gaetano; Conti, Guido; Brandi, Vincenzo; Bernabei, Roberto; Onder, Graziano – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Increased life expectancy in persons with Down syndrome (DS) is associated with premature age-related changes. The aim of this study was to assess auditory function in adults with DS and to evaluate the prevalence of hearing loss in this population. Audiometric tests were performed in 72 adults with DS (mean age 37.3 ± 10.1 years, 51.4% females).…
Descriptors: Audiology, Audiometric Tests, Auditory Evaluation, Adults
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Tsao, Raphaele – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
While there is a long history and tradition of behavioral research on basic motor skills in Down syndrome (DS), there has been only limited research on handwriting ability. We analyzed the spatiotemporal features of handwriting produced by children and adults with DS (n = 24), and compared their productions with those of comparison groups matched…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Children, Adults, Down Syndrome
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Ptomey, Lauren T.; Willis, Erik A.; Greene, J. Leon; Danon, Jessica C.; Chumley, Tara K.; Washburn, Richard A.; Donnelly, Joseph E. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Physical activity (PA) rates of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are low and effective strategies for increasing PA are limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of a group-based PA intervention that was delivered remotely to adolescents with IDD. Participants attended 30-min group PA…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Physical Activities, Adolescents, Intellectual Disability
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Giné, Climent; Adam, Ana Luisa; Font, Josep; Salvador-Bertran, Francesc; Baqués, Natasha; Oliveira, Cristina; Mumbardó, Cristina; Seo, Hyojeong; Shaw, Leslie A.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Thompson, James R. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Data from 949 children and adolescents with intellectual disability ages 5 to 16 for whom the Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version-Catalan Translation was completed was used, in combination with data from the U.S. standardization sample, to examine measurement invariance and latent differences in the Catalonian sample. Results suggest that…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Intellectual Disability, Measures (Individuals)
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Dessemontet, Rachel Sermier; de Chambrier, Anne-Françoise; Martinet, Catherine; Moser, Urs; Bayer, Nicole – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
The phonological awareness skills of 7- to 8-year-old children with intellectual disability (ID) were compared to those of 4- to 5-year-old typically developing children who were matched for early reading skills, vocabulary, and gender. Globally, children with ID displayed a marked weakness in phonological awareness. Syllable blending, syllable…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Children, Intellectual Disability, Comparative Analysis
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Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Arens, A. Katrin; Tracey, Danielle; Parker, Philip D.; Ciarrochi, Joseph; Craven, Rhonda G.; Maïano, Christophe – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This study examines the development of self-esteem in a sample of 138 Australian adolescents (90 males; 48 females) with cognitive abilities in the lowest 15% (L-CA) and a matched sample of 556 Australian adolescents (312 males; 244 females) with average to high levels of cognitive abilities (A/H-CA). These participants were measured annually…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Adolescents, Cognitive Ability, Gender Differences
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Sanderson, Kelli A.; Burke, Meghan M.; Urbano, Richard C.; Arnold, Catherine K.; Hodapp, Robert M. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This study examined who provides informal (or unpaid) supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Participants included 657 adult siblings of people with disabilities who responded to a national survey about informal supports in the areas of recreation, employment, and housing. Results indicated that most people with…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Adults, Siblings
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Kidd, Sharon A.; Raspa, Melissa; Clark, Renée; Usrey-Roos, Holly; Wheeler, Anne C.; Liu, Jessica A.; Wylie, Amanda; Sherman, Stephanie L. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
The objectives were to describe the demographic characteristics of children with Fragile X syndrome (FXS) and to determine predictors of attendance at Fragile X (FX) clinics. Findings from the Community Support Network (CSN) and Our Fragile X World (OFXW) samples showed that children who attended FX Clinics were mostly male, high-school aged or…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Predictor Variables, Individual Characteristics, Participation
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Barney, Chantel C.; Tervo, Raymond; Wilcox, George L.; Symons, Frank J. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Assessing tactile function among children with intellectual, motor, and communication impairments remains a clinical challenge. A case control design was used to test whether children with global developmental delays (GDD; n = 20) would be more/less reactive to a modified quantitative sensory test (mQST) compared to controls (n = 20). Reactivity…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmental Delays, Tactual Perception, Comparative Analysis
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Reisinger, Debra L.; Roberts, Jane E. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Social skills are critical for academic, social, and psychological success of children with both typical and atypical development. Boys with fragile X syndrome (FXS) are at high risk for social skill impairments, given intellectual impairments and secondary conditions. The present study examines the impact of adaptive behavior, autism symptoms,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Autism, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Males
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Wouters, Marieke; van der Zanden, Anna M.; Evenhuis, Heleen M.; Hilgenkamp, Thessa I. M. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Physical fitness is an important marker for health. In this study we investigated the feasibility and reliability of health-related physical fitness tests in children with moderate to severe levels of intellectual disability. Thirty-nine children (2-18 yrs) performed tests for muscular strength and endurance, the modified 6-minute walk test (6mwt)…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Tests, Children, Adolescents
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Zeedyk, Sasha M.; Blacher, Jan – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This study identified trajectories of depressive symptoms among mothers of children with or without intellectual disability longitudinally across eight time points. Results of fitting a linear growth model to the data from child ages 3-9 indicated that child behavior problems, negative financial impact, and low dispositional optimism all…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Children, Intellectual Disability
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Barton-Hulsey, Andrea; Sevcik, Rose A.; Romski, MaryAnn – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Past research shows positive correlations between oral narrative skill and reading comprehension in typically developing students. This study examined the relationship between reading comprehension and narrative language ability of 102 elementary students with mild levels of intellectual disability. Results describe the students' narrative…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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