Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorColombo, John A.
dc.contributor.advisorWarren, Steven F.
dc.contributor.authorSterling, Audra
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-13T04:08:12Z
dc.date.available2009-10-13T04:08:12Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-29
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10326
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/5519
dc.description.abstractAn objective of research in developmental disabilities is the comparison of language phenotypes. Disorders with similar symptomology, such as autism and fragile X syndrome (FXS) are of particular interest. One area of inquiry within language development is morphosyntax (the interplay between grammatical morphology and syntactic structure). The purpose of this study was to examine morphosyntax in a group of children with FXS, while examining the impact of autism on FXS. Differences in gender were also examined. Twenty-six boys and 7 girls between 7-16 years participated. Children completed standardized tests and a language sample. The examiner completed an autism rating scale. The data indicated that boys with FXS do have a deficit in morphosyntax, relative to language comprehension. The presence of autism had a negative impact. Some of the females in this study had low nonverbal IQ, and receptive language scores. Females had low percentage correct for irregular past tense verbs.
dc.format.extent83 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.subjectSpeech communication
dc.subjectAutism
dc.subjectFragile x syndrome
dc.subjectLanguage
dc.subjectMorphosyntax
dc.titleThe Development of Morphosyntax in Fragile X Syndrome
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberGreenhoot, Andrea
dc.contributor.cmtememberKemper, Susan
dc.contributor.cmtememberRice, Mabel L
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplinePsychology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record