The language abilities of bilingual children with Down syndrome.

@article{Bird2005TheLA,
  title={The language abilities of bilingual children with Down syndrome.},
  author={Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird and Patricia L. Cleave and Natacha Trudeau and Elin Thordardottir and Ann Sutton and A. Thorpe},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          187-99
        }
}
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have cognitive disabilities resulting from trisomy 21. Language-learning difficulties, especially expressive language problems, are an important component of the phenotype of this population. Many individuals with DS are born into bilingual environments. To date, however, there is almost no information available regarding the capacity of these individuals to acquire more than 1 language. The present study compared the language abilities of 8 children with DS… 

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