About Down's Syndrome : Speech Sound Development in Children with Down’s Syndrome and Typically Developing Children

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A study on speech development in children with Down syndrome (aged between 5-12 years) compared to typically developing children (aged 3-6 years) is currently being conducted at the University of Reading.

The aim of the study is to explore and analyse the speech sound systems in both groups. The study findings will provide useful information about speech development in children with Down’s syndrome and help speech and language therapists in their decision making process about the most suitable speech and language intervention programmes.

Participation is on a voluntary basis. A typically developing child will be assessed in a ONE 60-minute session only. A child with Down syndrome will be assessed over TWO 60-minute sessions.

If you are unable to come to the University of Reading, I could see your child at their school/nursery or in your home.

Each participating child will be rewarded with £5, a story book and a tub of Play-Doh.

If you are interested for your child to take part, please contact Najwa Yousif (PhD student in Clinical Language Sciences, n.s.y.yousif@pgr.reading.ac.uk) or Vesna Stojanovik (PhD supervisor, v.stojanovik@reading.ac.uk), or 0118 3787456 for further information.

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