Production and perception of word stress in children and adolescents with Down syndrome

  title={Production and perception of word stress in children and adolescents with Down syndrome},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Pettinato and Jo Verhoeven},
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 (ages 11-20) matched on receptive vocabulary level to 12 typically developing children (ages 4.06-7). The results indicated processing difficulties in… CONTINUE READING
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