Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome
The aim of this study was to verify the use of communicative functions by children with DS in two interaction conditions: interaction with therapist and interaction with parent.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Functional Communicative Profile of Children With Down Syndrome|
|Study Start Date:||July 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
15 children with Down syndrome, observed in two interaction conditions: playing with their therapist (A) and playing with their caregiver (B).
Parents and caregivers' engagement on therapeutic process of children with Down syndrome (DS) is important for language and communication development. The identification of the communicative skills presented by these children as well as the context influence in their performance as interlocutors, will contribute to the design of therapeutic interventions.
Pragmatics theories are helpful to language use studies, since it takes into account social and environmental aspects and considers adult-child interaction as a determinant factor for its occurrence.
|University of Sao Paulo - School of Medicine - Department of Physiotherapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05360-160|
|Study Chair:||Suelly CO Limongi, PhD||University of Sao Paulo|
|Principal Investigator:||Eliza P Cunha, Ms student||University of Sao Paulo|