|Dataset Full Name||Language Development of Non-verbal Children Age 3 Years through 7 Years, 2007 to 2012 [Kansas City Metro Area]|
The Language Development of Non-verbal Children Age 3 Years through 7 Years in the Kansas Metro Area is one of the three projects in the Communication of People with MR, 2006 to 2012 Series, focusing on identifying participant variables related to success in improving communication skills of young individuals with intellectual disabilities (see "other related datasets" below). Select preschool-age children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those with autism and Downs Syndrome were identified as candidates for augmentative and alternative communication (criteria included 8 specific requirements for participation). Children were recruited through school districts in and near the Kansas City metropolitan area, Kansas.
The data for this study were collected to determine how acquisition of symbolic communication using Voice Output Communication Aid (VOCA) affects the development of successful communication exchanges. Dataset 1 is limited to a sample of English speaking children. Dataset 2 includes limited baseline assessment measures of a small sample of Spanish speaking children.
Developmental disability, Autism, Children, Speech impairment, Communication, non-verbal, Special education, Preschool age
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
|Health Conditions/Disability Measures|
Down syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders
Intellectual disability, Developmental disabilities
|Measures/Outcomes of Interest|
Communication, Non-verbal communication, Assistive technology (AT), Augmentative or alternative communication (AAC), Voice Output Communication Aid (VOCA), Cognitive development, Comprehension, Play
Individuals ages 3-5 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities with minimal communication skills.
Dataset 1 (English speaking sample):
Dataset 2 (Spanish speaking sample):
|Unit of Observation||
Kansas City metropolitan area
|Data Collection Mode||
2007 - 2012
|Data Collection Frequency||
Baseline and 1 year followup
|Strengths and Limitations|
Assessment included the following scales:
English version only:
Some time 2 sample attrition
Small Spanish population sample size
Spanish version only collected at baseline and excluded 2 of the 6 scales used in the English version (Design to Learn and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales).
|Data Access Requirements||
Public Use Dataset - de-identified (information is edited or masked to protect respondent identity)
Data Use agreement, No cost (includes most demographics information)
Requests for Assistance with Adaptive Switches from Individuals with Severe Communication Impairments, 2007 to 2012 [California, Kansas, and Washington] (ICPSR 36515)
Young Children with Physical Disabilities, 2007 to 2012 [Seattle, Washington] (ICPSR 36516)
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