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Counting in Egyptian children with Down Syndrome

Abdelhameed, H. and Porter, J. (2006) Counting in Egyptian children with Down Syndrome. International Journal of Special Education, 21 (3). pp. 176-187. ISSN 0827-3383

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Abstract/Summary

This exploratory study is concerned with the performance of Egyptian children with Down syndrome on counting and error detection tasks and investigates how these children acquire counting. Observations and interviews were carried out to collect further information about their performance in a class context. Qualitative and quantitative analysis suggested a notable deficit in counting in Egyptian children with Down syndrome with none of the children able to recite the number string up to ten or count a set of five objects correctly. They performed less well on tasks which added more load on memory. The tentative finding of this exploratory study supported previous research findings that children with Down syndrome acquire counting by rote and links this with their learning experiences.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
ID Code:47273
Publisher:International Journal of Special Education

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