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Title: A Qualitative Analysis of Imitation Performances Of Preschoolers with Down Syndrome
Authors: Vanvuchelen, Marleen
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: AJIDD-American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 121(3), 266-275
Abstract: A number of studies suggest that imitation is a characteristic strength in children with Down Syndrome (DS). The present study aims to discover whether imitation performances are qualitatively phenotypical in DS. Eight preschoolers with DS were matched on chronological, mental, language and imitation age with 8 preschoolers with intellectual disabilities of undifferentiated etiology (ID-UND). Imitation performances on the Preschool Imitation and Praxis Scale were videotaped for blind scoring on 30 possible errors. Children with DS made less production errors (synkinesias, OR 0.3 [0.1-0.7]), but more conceptual errors (substitution, OR 2.5 [1.6-3.9]) compared to children with ID-UND. This finding is in line with the view of a cognitive phenotype in DS, which is characterized by preserved visuospatial and impaired language abilities.
Notes: Vanvuchelen, M (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, REVAL Rehabil Res Grp, Agoralaan Bldg A, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. marleen.vanvuchelen@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18828
DOI: 10.1352/1944-7558-121.3.266
ISI #: 000375441200006
ISSN: 1944-7515
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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