Mirrow reactions of Down's syndrome infants and toddlers: cognitive underpinnings of self-recognition.

L. Mans, D. Cicchetti, L. A. Sroufe

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Abstract

To examine the developmental significance of mirrow self-recognition in early childhood, a cross-sectional study with 55 Down's syndrome children was conducted. When their image is altered by rouge on the nose, normal infants by 22 months indicate self-recognition by touching their noses while looking in the mirror. Only a small percentage of Down's syndrome children touched their noses by this age, confirming the expected lag in this development. However, those young Down's syndrome infants with near-normal development quotient did manifest the reaction. In general, when developmental age was equated, the Down's syndrome children showed parallel development to normal children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1247-1250
Number of pages4
JournalChild development
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1978

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