Speech-Language Pathology Posters
 
Accuracy in Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children with Down Syndrome

Title

Accuracy in Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children with Down Syndrome

Faculty Advisor

Lauren Wright-Jones | PhD, CCC-SLP

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Description

There is a high variance in prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in individuals with Down syndrome because of the absence in accurate screening measures for this specific population. Many professionals mistake a child’s deficits in social, language, linguistic, and adaptive skills as symptoms of an intellectual disability, which is a common characteristic found in individuals with DS, rather than as characteristics of co-occurring ASD. Due to this, appropriate interventions may be hindered or the child may be placed in an inappropriate educational placement, which could lead parents and/or caregivers to unnecessary hardship.

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Department

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

2020

Publisher

Fontbonne University Archives

City

St. Louis, MO

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Accuracy in Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children with Down Syndrome

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