[automatically translated] The acquisition of the pragmatic aspects of language, local development involves a constructive process, understanding of language codes, the child learns through interaction with the socio-cultural context. Children with Down Syndrome (DS) have a global delay that affects motor development, cognitive, communicative and language. The incorrect expression of genes on chromosome 21 causes a series of changes in the development neurophysiological, somatic, motor, cognitive and language which can vary quite considerably from individual to individual. The literature shows that these parties follow the same general line of acquisition of the language of children with typical development, although their language fall behind in their cognitive abilities nonverbal and then proceed with a slower trend (Maltese et al., 2014). The development of language in the SD is severely compromise an interesting question concerns the possibility that follow, albeit so delayed, the same sequences of acquisitions typical of normal development (the delay hypothesis), or, if in addition to being very slowed also follow trajectories abnormal, atypical compared to those for the normal (hypotheses dell'atipia) (Rutter, Buckley, 1994). This work investigates the understanding of figurative language in children with Down syndrome, meaning "of the imagery understanding" the ability to go beyond the literal meaning moving to the meaning "understood."
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|