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New publication: attention related to language

Check out our new paper on attention in very young children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

We found that infants/toddlers with Down syndrome are relatively slow at disengaging attention, while infants/toddlers with Williams syndrome appear to be slow at engaging attention.

Toddlers who were relatively quick at disengaging attention demonstrated better receptive language ability than toddlers who were relatively slow at disengaging attention. Groups were matched on mental age (~15 months). Error bars represent ± 1 SE of the mean.

Our results also suggest that attention is related to language ability.