Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The Relationship Between the Production of Stridents and Velars, and Sentence Length, IQ, and Chronological Age in Children With Down Syndrome

Author(s) Pamela A Crosley
Susann Dowling
Volume 15
Number 4
Year 1991
Page(s) 65-72
Language English
Keywords Down
Abstract Twenty-two children with Down syndrome who were 6:6 months to 12:7 of age were tested to assess the relationships between the production of stridents and velars, and sentence length, chronological age, and IQ. Sentence length was found to be the primary predictor of both stridency and velar production. Age was a secondary predictor for stridency deletion and velar deletion, while IQ was found to be a poor prognosticator for the variables examined in this study.

On a effectué des tests sur vingt-deux enfants atteints du syndrome de Down qui étaient âges de 6:6 à 12:7 ans en vue d'établir les rapports entre la production de fricatives et vélaires, et la longueur des phrases, l'âge chronologique et le quotient intellectuel. On a constaté que la longueur des phrases était le principal prédicateur de la production des fricatives et vélaires. L’âge était un prédicateur secondaire de l'omission des fricatives et vélaires, tandis que le quotient intellectuel s'est révélé un facteur de pronostic médiocre pour les variables examinées au cours de l'étude.
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