Event Title

Speech and Language of a Child with Down Syndrome

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's Major

Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Bonnie Lund

Mentor's Department

Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

a) The understanding of speech and language deficits that children with Down syndrome experience is important in facilitating growth and overall well-being of the child. I performed this qualitative research study to better understand the many components of Down syndrome itself, as well as better understand the experiences of a specific child who has the disorder. b) This qualitative research study included: review of existing literature pertaining to the disorder and an interview with a parent of a child who has Down syndrome. c) From the interview, I discovered many important things. Some of the most important include: support groups for children with the disorder, knowledge of the hardships that families will encounter, how to handle behavioral challenges, and methods to make life healthy and happy for individual's with Down syndrome. d) I learned of the importance of early intervention when it comes to development on various levels. (motor, literacy, language, etc) Also, incorporation of various types of therapy and building connections both professional and allies of the disorder.

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Apr 16th, 2:00 PM Apr 16th, 4:00 PM

Speech and Language of a Child with Down Syndrome

CSU Ballroom

a) The understanding of speech and language deficits that children with Down syndrome experience is important in facilitating growth and overall well-being of the child. I performed this qualitative research study to better understand the many components of Down syndrome itself, as well as better understand the experiences of a specific child who has the disorder. b) This qualitative research study included: review of existing literature pertaining to the disorder and an interview with a parent of a child who has Down syndrome. c) From the interview, I discovered many important things. Some of the most important include: support groups for children with the disorder, knowledge of the hardships that families will encounter, how to handle behavioral challenges, and methods to make life healthy and happy for individual's with Down syndrome. d) I learned of the importance of early intervention when it comes to development on various levels. (motor, literacy, language, etc) Also, incorporation of various types of therapy and building connections both professional and allies of the disorder.

Recommended Citation

Smith, Elizabeth. "Speech and Language of a Child with Down Syndrome." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/31