Collaboration in referential communication

Comparison of youth with Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome

Leonard J Abbeduto, Melissa M. Murphy, Erica K. Richmond, Adrienne Amman, Patti Beth, Michelle D. Weissman, Jee Seon Kim, Stephanie W. Cawthon, Selma Karadottir

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Abstract

Referential communication was examined in youth with Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome in comparison to each other and to MA-matched typically developing children. A non-face-to-face task was used in which the participant repeatedly described novel shapes to listeners. Several dimensions of referential communication were especially challenging for the syndrome groups (i.e., they displayed below-MA performance), although there were differences in the dimensions that each syndrome group found to be most challenging. Independently assessed expressive language ability contributed to variations in referential performance, especially for participants with Down syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume111
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Fragile X Syndrome
Down Syndrome
Communication
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communication
listener
performance
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ability
language
Referential Communication
Syndrome

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  • Education

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Collaboration in referential communication : Comparison of youth with Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome. / Abbeduto, Leonard J; Murphy, Melissa M.; Richmond, Erica K.; Amman, Adrienne; Beth, Patti; Weissman, Michelle D.; Kim, Jee Seon; Cawthon, Stephanie W.; Karadottir, Selma.

In: American Journal on Mental Retardation, Vol. 111, No. 3, 05.2006.

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Abbeduto, Leonard J ; Murphy, Melissa M. ; Richmond, Erica K. ; Amman, Adrienne ; Beth, Patti ; Weissman, Michelle D. ; Kim, Jee Seon ; Cawthon, Stephanie W. ; Karadottir, Selma. / Collaboration in referential communication : Comparison of youth with Down syndrome or fragile X syndrome. In: American Journal on Mental Retardation. 2006 ; Vol. 111, No. 3.
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