Intellectual and adaptive functioning in individuals with Down syndrome in relation to age and environmental placement

F. R. Brown, M. K. Greer, E. H. Aylward, H. H. Hunt

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Abstract

The cognitive and adaptive capacities of 130 individuals with Down syndrome were investigated as a function of age and environmental placement. Intellectual deterioration occurred whether individuals resided at home or in an institutional setting. Social/adaptive deterioration also occurred but with the least decline for those individuals who resided in institutional settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-452
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume85
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Down syndrome
  • adaptive behavior
  • environment
  • intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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