Play-based Language Assessments in Young Children with Down Syndrome

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Age: 2-7 years old
Keywords: Down syndrome, DS, Language
Type: Behavioral
The goal of this research study is to learn more about how samples of early communication and spoken language skills can be used to measure change over time in communication/spoken language, problem solving, and behavior in individuals with Down syndrome. In the future, it is possible that measures of early communication skills may be useful as one way to learn whether different medications or behavioral interventions can help individuals with Down syndrome learn to use language more effectively.
This study requires
  • 3 visits to the MIND Institute over a 1-year period
  • At each visit, we will collect a sample of your son or daughter’s communication through floor and table play activities. We will also ask him or her to participate in other activities to measure language and problem-solving skills.
  • We will ask you to fill out some questionnaires and participate in interviews about your child’s communication, behavior, and development.
Who can participate

children with Down syndrome ages 2-7

Families will receive a $50 honorarium and the participant will receive a $5 gift card from a national retail store for each visit to the MIND Institute.

Travel-related expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with UCD policies.
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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