- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- The More You Know the Less You Know, But That's OK: Developments in the Developmental Approach to Intellectual Disability
- Behavioral Genetics, Genomics, Intelligence, and Mental Retardation
- The Contribution of Developmental Models Toward Understanding Gene-to-Behavior Mapping: The Case of Williams Syndrome
- Linking Genes to Cognition: The Case of Fragile X Syndrome
- The Organization and Development of Spatial Representation: Insights from Williams Syndrome
- Understanding the Development of Attention in Persons with Intellectual Disability: Challenging the Myths
- Memory and Learning in Intellectual Disabilities
- Short-term Memory and Working Memory in Mental Retardation
- Executive Function Across Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disabilities: A Developmental Perspective
- Musical Ability and Developmental Disorders
- Brain-based Methods in the Study of Developmental Disabilities: Examples from Event-related Potentials and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research
- Language Development in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood in Persons with Down Syndrome
- Literacy Development in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood in Persons with Down Syndrome
- Language Development in Fragile X Syndrome: Syndrome-specific Features, Within-syndrome Variation, and Contributing Factors
- Language Development in Williams Syndrome
- Emotional Development in Children with Developmental Disabilities
- Socioemotional and Brain Development in Children with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Developmental Delay
- The Assessment and Presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Characteristics in Individuals with Severe Intellectual Disability and Genetic Syndromes
- Family Well-being and Children with Intellectual Disability
- Dyadic Interaction Between Mothers and Children with Down Syndrome or Williams Syndrome: Empirical Evidence and Emerging Agendas
- Parenting and Intellectual Disability: An Attachment Perspective
- Children with Down Syndrome: Parents' Perspectives
- Child Eliciting Effects in Families of Children with Intellectual Disability: Proximal and Distal Perspectives
- Life Course Perspectives in Intellectual Disability Research: The Case of Family Caregiving
- On Knowing More: Future Issues for Developmental Approaches to Understanding Persons with Intellectual Disability
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter reviews what is known about the language problems of individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS). The chapter is organized into four major sections. The first section provides a comprehensive characterization of the language problems typically associated with FXS, describing the extent and profile of delays and impairments and, where possible, the syndrome-specific features of the linguistic profile. The second section describes within-syndrome variation in the linguistic profile, emphasizing the relationship between language and gender and autism status. The third section considers the genetic and environmental factors that lead to the syndrome-specific features of, and within-syndrome variation in, the linguistic phenotype of FXS. The final section identifies important gaps in our knowledge of the language problems of FXS and suggests some directions for future research.
Leonard Abbeduto, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nancy Brady, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, University of Kansas.
Sara T. Kover, Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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