Many studies reported the presence of language impairments in children and adolescents with Klinefelter syndrome (KS). However, the first stage of their language development has been scarcely studied. The present study aimed to describe the spontaneous communicative production of 18-month-old children with KS, in comparison with that of typically developing (TD) male peers, aiming to verify the existence of different early communicative skills in both vocal and gestural modality and to identify the presence of possible associations with their later vocabulary size. Children with KS showed a lower competence in both lexical skills and emergent syntactic abilities than TD peers. No significant differences were found in gesture production. Considering the possibility of identifying an association between early communicative skills and later vocabulary size, the vocal production of TD children appeared to be significantly related to their later lexical skills; whereas, the number of gestures produced by children with KS appeared to be related to their later lexical abilities. The early detection of language risk factors will allow early intervention and careful monitoring of these children’s communicative development.
Zampini, L., Burla, T., Silibello, G., Dall'Ara, F., Rigamonti, C., Lalatta, F., et al. (2018). Early communicative skills of children with Klinefelter syndrome. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 32(7), 577-586.
|Citazione:||Zampini, L., Burla, T., Silibello, G., Dall'Ara, F., Rigamonti, C., Lalatta, F., et al. (2018). Early communicative skills of children with Klinefelter syndrome. CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS, 32(7), 577-586.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Early communicative skills of children with Klinefelter syndrome|
|Autori:||Zampini, L; Burla, T; Silibello, G; Dall'Ara, F; Rigamonti, C; Lalatta, F; Vizziello, P|
ZAMPINI, LAURA (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Rivista:||CLINICAL LINGUISTICS & PHONETICS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699206.2017.1384853|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|