Expressive vocabulary ability of toddlers with Williams syndrome or Down syndrome: a comparison.

@article{Mervis2000ExpressiveVA,
  title={Expressive vocabulary ability of toddlers with Williams syndrome or Down syndrome: a comparison.},
  author={Carolyn B. Mervis and Byron Fun-Sang Robinson},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          111-26
        }
}
School-aged children and adults with Williams syndrome have repeatedly been found to evidence an expressive vocabulary advantage relative to same-aged individuals with Down syndrome. However, Singer Harris, Bellugi, Bates, Jones, and Rossen (1997) argued that this advantage is reversed during the initial period of language acquisition; during this time, children with Down syndrome have larger expressive vocabularies than children with Williams syndrome. This result may have been due to… CONTINUE READING

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