The Level of Verbal Communication among Students with Down Syndrome

Mohammad Mousa AL-Salahat


The current study is an attempt to identify the level of verbal communication among students with Down syndrome. It was applied to a sample of (30) students with Down syndrome, enrolled in the Intellectual Disability Program, within Inclusion Program in Najran. The study adopted Verbal Communication Scale (VCS). The results showed that the level of verbal communication among the students with Down syndrome rated (1.94) with an "acceptable" level. The means of students' scores on the scale's dimensions (Naming, Imitation, Identification and Understanding, Expressiveness and Attention) were (2.07, 2.04, 1.98, 1.86 and 1.75), respectively with an "acceptable" level for all dimensions.  There were also statistically significant differences between the means of students with Down syndrome's performance due to the educational stage (Primary and Prep), in favor of the Prep stage.

Keywords: Verbal Communication, Down syndrome.

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