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From Down Syndrome Education International

Most people with Down syndrome find it difficult to speak clearly enough to always be understood by everyone around them. These communication difficulties can present obstacles to learning, friendships, employment and independence. Research has begun to explore the nature of these speech difficulties and to inform therapies. More research is need to explore effective interventions.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Children with Down syndrome do not experience global delay: research has found that different aspects of their development are affected differently by the condition. However, does this mean these outcomes are fixed?

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Learning to talk is a particular challenge for children with Down syndrome – more so than many other areas of development. Difficulties communicating present obstacles in daily life and can be a major source of frustration. Educational research is exploring these difficulties and ways to help.

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From Down Syndrome Education International

Educational research has found that the verbal short term memory of children and adults with Down syndrome is more impaired than visual spatial memory. A consequence is that processing auditory information can be more difficult than processing visual information. In other words, learning from listening is a challenge.

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