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Developmental trajectories of adaptive behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down syndrome
The increasing prevalence of developmental disabilities indicates a need for research and interventions for these populations. One growing area of interest is adaptive behavior or the functional skills individuals perform ...
Foundations of early planning in Down syndrome
Contributor:Will, Elizabeth Anne
Goal-directed behavior, or planning is critical for academic and daily outcomes, and an area of distinct challenge in Down syndrome. This study examined early foundations of object-related planning in toddlers (N=38) with ...
Object affordances in young children with Down syndrome
Contributor:Norell, Caroline Ann
Young children with Down syndrome (DS) have limited exploration of their surroundings (Loveland, 1987). This may have long-term effects for the development of representations of object affordances in this population. This ...
Predictors of Functional Performance in School-Aged Children with Down syndrome
This project examined whether executive functioning, language ability, and/or intelligence quotient predicts functional performance in children with Down syndrome, the most common neurogenetic syndrome associated with ...
Parenting strategies and child behavior in children with Down syndrome
This study examined parent-child interactions in Down syndrome in the context of a collaborative puzzle task. Variables of interest included the parent dimensions of teaching and directives, and the child behaviors of ...