Signaling noncomprehension of language: A comparison of fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome

Leonard J Abbeduto, Melissa M. Murphy, Sara T. Kover, Nancy D. Giles, Selma Karadottir, Adrienne Amman, Loredana Bruno, Jee Seon Kim, Susen Schroeder, Julie A. Anderson, Kathryn A. Nollin

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Abstract

Signaling noncomprehension of the spoken messages of others was examined for youth with fragile X or Down syndrome in comparison with each other and nonverbal MA-matched typically developing children. A direction-following task was used in which some of the directions were inadequate. Both syndrome groups signaled noncomprehension less often than did the typically developing children. The ability to signal noncomprehension appropriately was related to a measure of receptive vocabulary and syntax. Preliminary analyses indicated that males with fragile X syndrome signaled noncomprehension less often than did their female peers, even after controlling for differences in nonverbal MA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume113
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Fragile X Syndrome
Down Syndrome
Language
Aptitude
Vocabulary
language
syntax
vocabulary
ability
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Direction compound
Syndrome
Syntax
Peers

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  • Rehabilitation
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Signaling noncomprehension of language : A comparison of fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. / Abbeduto, Leonard J; Murphy, Melissa M.; Kover, Sara T.; Giles, Nancy D.; Karadottir, Selma; Amman, Adrienne; Bruno, Loredana; Kim, Jee Seon; Schroeder, Susen; Anderson, Julie A.; Nollin, Kathryn A.

In: American Journal on Mental Retardation, Vol. 113, No. 3, 05.2008.

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Abbeduto, LJ, Murphy, MM, Kover, ST, Giles, ND, Karadottir, S, Amman, A, Bruno, L, Kim, JS, Schroeder, S, Anderson, JA & Nollin, KA 2008, 'Signaling noncomprehension of language: A comparison of fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome', American Journal on Mental Retardation, vol. 113, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1352/0895-8017(2008)113[214:SNOLAC]2.0.CO;2
Abbeduto, Leonard J ; Murphy, Melissa M. ; Kover, Sara T. ; Giles, Nancy D. ; Karadottir, Selma ; Amman, Adrienne ; Bruno, Loredana ; Kim, Jee Seon ; Schroeder, Susen ; Anderson, Julie A. ; Nollin, Kathryn A. / Signaling noncomprehension of language : A comparison of fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. In: American Journal on Mental Retardation. 2008 ; Vol. 113, No. 3.
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