Language Development and Fragile X Syndrome Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability, with a behavioral profile of relative cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as a heightened probability of various forms of psychopathology. In this article, the authors review the language strengths and areas of challenge in children with FXS, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2011
Language Development and Fragile X Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Leonard Abbeduto
    M.I.N.D. Institute, Davis, CA
  • Audra Sterling
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
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Article   |   October 01, 2011
Language Development and Fragile X Syndrome
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2011, Vol. 18, 87-97. doi:10.1044/lle18.3.87
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2011, Vol. 18, 87-97. doi:10.1044/lle18.3.87

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability, with a behavioral profile of relative cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as a heightened probability of various forms of psychopathology. In this article, the authors review the language strengths and areas of challenge in children with FXS, as well as consider the contributions of the language learning environment to language acquisition. This article concludes with considerations of research findings to clinical practice.

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