Effects of a naturalistic sign intervention on expressive language of toddlers with Down syndrome.

@article{Wright2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a naturalistic sign intervention on expressive language of toddlers with Down syndrome.},
  author={Courtney Anne Wright and Ann P. Kaiser and Dawn I Reikowsky and Megan Y Roberts},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={
          994-1008
        }
}
PURPOSE In this study, the authors evaluated the effects of Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT; Hancock & Kaiser, 2006) blended with Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, and Emotional Regulation (JASPER; Kasari, Freeman, & Paparella, 2006) to teach spoken words and manual signs (Words + Signs) to young children with Down syndrome (DS). METHOD Four toddlers (ages 23-29 months) with DS were enrolled in a study with a multiple-baseline, across-participants design. Following baseline, 20 play-based… CONTINUE READING
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