31 Down's syndrome Ss (17M + 14; mean age: 8 years and 11 months; mean IQ = 55 as scored by Standford-Binet, Form L-M) were given to Token Test (short form). The wide dispersion of scores (1-31) indicates a large range of language impairment in those individuals. Although trisomy 21 is alwais involvinga delay in language understanding,neverthless it presents very different and scarcely comparable clinic aspects. In our sample competence has no relationship to sex, nor IQ, while there is a correlation to age (p<.01), increasing scores having been obtained by Ss from 6 to 14 years. Mistakes are twice of those normal children made (65.77% vs. 28.30%). The mistake's mean, as increasing from thhe first to the sixth part of the Token Test, shows a higher deficit in grammar and syntax abilities than in short term memory. The types of mistakes seem indicating that the poor cognitive and linguistic system of Down children fails when moire comoprehension and simultaneous use of several competences, otherwise often separetely mastered, are required

Il Token Test in 31 soggetti down in età evolutiva

BELACCHI, CARMEN;
1988-01-01

Abstract

31 Down's syndrome Ss (17M + 14; mean age: 8 years and 11 months; mean IQ = 55 as scored by Standford-Binet, Form L-M) were given to Token Test (short form). The wide dispersion of scores (1-31) indicates a large range of language impairment in those individuals. Although trisomy 21 is alwais involvinga delay in language understanding,neverthless it presents very different and scarcely comparable clinic aspects. In our sample competence has no relationship to sex, nor IQ, while there is a correlation to age (p<.01), increasing scores having been obtained by Ss from 6 to 14 years. Mistakes are twice of those normal children made (65.77% vs. 28.30%). The mistake's mean, as increasing from thhe first to the sixth part of the Token Test, shows a higher deficit in grammar and syntax abilities than in short term memory. The types of mistakes seem indicating that the poor cognitive and linguistic system of Down children fails when moire comoprehension and simultaneous use of several competences, otherwise often separetely mastered, are required
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