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Imitation in Eight Infants with Down Syndrome
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Psykologi)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5025-9975
Göteborgs universitet.
Göteborgs universitet.
1998 (English)In: Pediatric Research, ISSN ISSN: 0031-3998, Vol. 44, no 5, 780-784 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Imitation of tongue protrusion and mouth opening was studied in eight infants with Down's syndrome. Five of the children were observed at approximately 1 mo, seven around 3 mo, and seven at 4 mo. The only significant group result revealed imitation of tongue protrusion at 1 mo. In addition, a descriptive analysis of each child's response pattern during the presentation period showed that all five children observed at 1 mo imitated tongue protrusion and that four of them also seemed to imitate mouth opening. The result for the 3-mo observation was somewhat inconsistent. All but one of the infants increased their response rates of both tongue protrusion and mouth opening when mouth opening was modeled. At 4 mo imitation seems to disappear. Overall, the findings are in agreement with what is known from typically developing children.

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1998. Vol. 44, no 5, 780-784 p.
Keyword [en]
Imitation, Infants, Down syndrome
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80961DOI: doi:10.1203/00006450-199811000-00023OAI: diva2:549552
Available from: 2012-09-04 Created: 2012-09-04 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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