Gestures and Maternal Input in Ds and Fragile X

Impact of child and maternal gestures on word learning in Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome

What are these projects about?

With the DND Lab, the APL is studying the contribution of child and maternal gestures and responsive maternal language input to word learning opportunities, production practice, and spoken language vocabulary growth for toddlers with Down syndrome. This project will soon be extended to toddlers with fragile X syndrome. [Hahn, PI; Hadley, Co-I; CHAD grant; R21 NIDCD R21 DC 017800 pending].