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What is the most frequently-reported concern from parents regarding their child’s development?
Whereas first words occur in typically developing children around 10-12 months of age, when do first words begin to occur among children with Down syndrome?
Sign language is often introduced to young children with Down syndrome to encourage communication. Which of the following is not a reason for introducing sign language?
- Children with DS understand language before they speak, and they need a means to communicate
- Many signs are iconic, or represent the objects and actions the children are producing
- Children with DS have a strength in the visual domain and signing is more visual
- Children with DS have hypotonicity (weak muscle control) and cannot shape their hands to make proper signs
Which of the following is not a strength or positive attribute among children with Down syndrome?
It has been documented that receptive language, or language comprehension, occurs earlier than expressive language in children with Down syndrome. At what age would most children with Down syndrome understand 300 words?
Apraxia of speech is a common problem among children with Down syndrome. It is estimated to occur in as many as 30% of young children. What is apraxia of speech?
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