The importance of self-regulation in young children with Down syndrome

Cuskelly, Monica, Zhang, Airong, & Gilmore, Linda (1998) The importance of self-regulation in young children with Down syndrome. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 45(3), pp. 331-341.

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Adulthood brings with it responsibilities for making choices and decisions about one's own life. Individuals with Down syndrome, their parents and communities, have begun to expect at least some of these responsibilities will be met by the person with Down syndrome. This will require a range of skills in managing one's own behaviour and these skills will need to be acquired in childhood. The Down Syndrome Research Program has begun a number of investigations into two important aspects of self-regulation - the capacity to delay gratification and mastery motivation. This paper describes the importance of these skills and habits of behaviour to those with Down syndrome and discusses the research to date.

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ID Code: 4382
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Down syndrome, self regulation
ISSN: 1465-346X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 45(3):pp. 331-341.
Deposited On: 30 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:16

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