Accuracy in Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children with Down Syndrome
Lauren Wright-Jones | PhD, CCC-SLP
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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.
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Master of Science (MS)
Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology
Tessin, Molly, "Accuracy in Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children with Down Syndrome" (2020). Speech-Language Pathology Posters. 1.
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