Phonological memory (PM) plays a significant role in language development but is impaired in individuals with Down syndrome (DS). Without formal recommendations on how to address PM limitations in clients with DS, it is possible speech–language pathologists (SLPs) find ways to do so in their practices. This study asked if and how SLPs address PM in language therapy with clients who have DS. It also asked about SLPs’ opinions of the importance, practicality and difficulty of addressing PM in clients with DS.
Faught, G. G., Conners, F. A., Barber, A. B., & Price, H. R. (2016). Addressing phonological memory in language therapy with clients who have Down syndrome: Perspectives of speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 51(6), 703-714. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12241