Giving a voice to kids with Down syndrome
(University of Alberta) University of Alberta case study shows children with Down syndrome can benefit from conventional stuttering treatment.
Conditions: Stuttering; Down Syndrome Intervention: Behavioral: hand gestures Sponsors: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven; Marguerite-Marie Delacroix; KU Leuven Not yet recruiting
CONCLUSION: Approximately 30 percent of children with DS between 3 and 13 years of age in this study stutter, which is much higher than the prevalence in normally developing children. Moreover, this study showed that the speech of children with DS has a different distribution of types of disfluencies than the speech of normally developing children. Although different cluttering-like characteristics were found in the speech of young children with DS, none of them could be identified as cluttering or cluttering-stuttering. PMID: 29129311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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