Spontaneous Imitations of Down's Syndrome Children A Lexical Analysis Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1981
Spontaneous Imitations of Down's Syndrome Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Truman E. Coggins
    The University of Washington, Seattle
  • Judith A. Morrison
    Merced County Department of Education, California
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1981
Spontaneous Imitations of Down's Syndrome Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1981, Vol. 24, 303-308. doi:10.1044/jshr.2402.303
History: Received August 1, 1979 , Accepted May 12, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1981, Vol. 24, 303-308. doi:10.1044/jshr.2402.303
History: Received August 1, 1979; Accepted May 12, 1980

This study describes the spontaneous imitations produced by four Stage 1 Down's syndrome children. The imitative speech of the children was compared to their spontaneous productions to determine whether words imitated are different from those produced spontaneously. The findings suggest that Down's children are similar to normal-language learners in that they selectively imitate model utterances during this linguistic stage.

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