Parenting strategies and child behavior in children with Down syndrome
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This study examined parent-child interactions in Down syndrome in the context of a collaborative puzzle task. Variables of interest included the parent dimensions of teaching and directives, and the child behaviors of compliance, persistence, and social engagement during a five-minute interaction. Based on previous research in the field of parenting and developmental disabilities, it was hypothesized that parents of children with Down syndrome would exhibit significantly more directive behavior than parents of typically developing children, and that the use of directives would be associated with ...