Downs syndrome

Paper reviewing research on the pragmatic, or social, aspects of language development in children and young people with Down syndrome. Next steps for research are also identified.

Paper discussing the strengths and weaknesses in both short-term and long-term memory in Down syndrome and the implications of these for other aspects of cognitive development and underlying neural pathology.

This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information on the screening and testing methods used to try and detect Down's Syndrome in an unborn child.

Annual report of the NDSCR which provides information about what the organisation is and does as well as detailed data on all reported cases of Downs syndrome diagnosed cytogenetically between 1989 and 2006 and cases of Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13) diagnosed between 2004 and 2006.

Paper explaining the importance of relationship focused intervention to developmental learning by reference to research carried out on the play activities of children with Down syndrome.

Paper suggesting research priorities regarding the social and communicative abilities of people with Down syndrome and emphasising the importance of parental involvement in research.

This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information on babies with Down's Syndrome for grandparents, relatives and friends.

This resource provides guidelines and recommendations for medical staff when breaking the news to parents that their baby has Down's Syndrome.

This resource has been produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland and provides advice on food and eating for people with dementia.

Paper setting out some of the methodological issues concerning research on literacy development in Down syndrome and reviewing interventions to promote reading in school-age children with Down syndrome. Directions for future research are also discussed.