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Speech and Language Therapy for Children with Down Syndrome

1st January, 2008

by: Sue Buckley and Patricia Le Prèvost
This article can be found on Down Syndrome Online. Down Syndrome Online offers comprehensive information about Down syndrome, including articles, books and scientific papers.
The provision of speech and language therapy services for children with Down syndrome is a controversial issue. Families receive different services depending on where they live, and the knowledge and interest of local speech and language therapists in the specific needs of children with Down syndrome. This article is an attempt to provide guidelines for speech and language therapists, based on the best evidence of the children’s speech and language needs currently available. It is a summary of the key facts about their speech and language profile and needs, followed by recommendations for service provision.
Read the full text of “Speech and Language Therapy for Children with Down Syndrome” on the Down Syndrome Online Website HERE

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