Sibling interaction of children with learning disabilities: a comparison of autism and Down's syndrome.

@article{Knott1995SiblingIO,
  title={Sibling interaction of children with learning disabilities: a comparison of autism and Down's syndrome.},
  author={Fiona Knott and Charlie Lewis and Tim Gabe Williams},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={965-76}
}
Two potentially contrasting hypotheses can be generated about sibling interactions involving a child with Down's syndrome or autism. Research on siblings would predict that learning disabled children adopt responsive roles. Studies of children with autism would predict impoverished interactions. Home observations were conducted on 30 sibling pairs involving children with autism or Down's syndrome. Both hypotheses were partially supported. All learning disabled children engaged in frequent bouts… CONTINUE READING

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