Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Glenn E. Tagatz

Second Advisor

Terrence D. Wong


Finding ways to maximize the efficacy of early intervention on language acquisition of children with Down syndrome has importance in helping such children reach their full potential. It may have even greater significance than direct intervention concerning physical, mental, and social problems characteristic of such children because of the possibility that language ability may have a compensatory effect on these other areas. This paper focuses on early language interventions used with children with Down syndrome in order to determine the nature of the interventions and their efficacy in helping the children adjust to a world that views them as different.