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Production And Perception Of Word Stress In Children And Adolescents With Down Syndrome

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Production And Perception Of Word Stress In Children And Adolescents With Down Syndrome

By: Michèle Pettinato and Jo Verhoeven

This article can be found on Down Syndrome Online. Down Syndrome Online offers comprehensive information about Down syndrome, including articles, books and scientific papers.

This article reviews the importance of word stress for typical language acquisition and presents evidence that in certain developmental language disorders, processing of word stress is disrupted. Two novel experiments were carried out testing the production and perception of word stress in a group of 16 children and adolescents with Down syndrome matched on receptive vocabulary level to 12 typically developing children.

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