Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome are two common genetic disorders that are associated with pervasive speech and language difficulties throughout the lifespan. Speech and Language Development and Intervention in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome describes the current literature on these pervasive speech and language difficulties from birth through adulthood. Consequently, this book serves as an excellent reference for researchers, clinicians, and parents who are looking for valuable information concerning the development and intervention for individuals with these disorders.

Speech and Language Development and Intervention in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome is separated into three sections, with each covering a broad topic related to Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome. Section I (Chapters 1–2) focuses on the identification and characterization of these two syndromes. Section II (Chapters 3–6) focuses on describing the speech and language profiles for these individuals across...

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