SRCLD 2022 SRCLD Presentation Details
  Title  
       
    Maternal Responsivity is Associated with Development of Communication Repairs in Children with Fragile X Syndrome  
Author(s)
Heather Fielding-Gebhardt - University of Kansas- Child Language Doctoral Program, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas
Steven Warren - University of Kansas- Department of Speech-Language Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas
Nancy Brady - University of Kansas- Department of Speech-Language Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas

SRCLD Info
SRCLD Year: 2019
Presentation Type: Special Session
Presentation Time: (na)
Abstract
Children with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) typically have delayed or impaired expressive language and pragmatic skills. These skills are necessary to properly repair communication breakdowns that can occur during communicative interactions. The development of the ability to repair following a communication breakdown was studied in 55 children with FXS. A series of multilevel models suggested that children with FXS are delayed in their ability to repair as compared to studies of typically-developing children. Our sample of children with FXS achieved 90% accuracy by four-years-old, whereas typically-developing children have been reported to achieve 95% accuracy by 21-months-old (Gallagher, 1977). Our models further suggested that individual differences in ability to repair were related to maternal responsivity but not to child’s autism symptom severity or child’s social and communication skills. These findings support previous research suggesting a role of maternal responsivity on child’s language development and provide evidence for a role of maternal responsivity in children’s development of pragmatic skills. Support: NICHD R01 HD084563 (Steve Warren and Nancy Brady, Principal Investigators).
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