Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2011     Vol 36     No 1
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      UDK 616.899.6-053.2

ISSN 0350-2899, 36(2011) br.1 p.11-18

Original paper

Speech and language impairments, pregnancy and childbirth complications and categorization of children with Down Sy
(Govorno jezički poremećaji, komplikacije trudnoće i porođaja i kategorizacija djece sa Sy Down)

Goran Savić
ZZMR "Dr M. Zotović", Banja Luka


Sy Down is an occurrence that is often accompanied with cognitive, speech and language impairments, which affects the interaction with the environment.
THE AIM OF THE RESEARCH: To examine speech and language impairments, pregnancy and childbirth features in children with Sy Down.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: The sample includes 20 children. Data form files of children with Sy Down were analyzed about speech and language impairments, the category of disability and complications during pregnancy and birth.
RESULTS: The average age of the entire sample is 5.30. There is a greater prevalence of male (13:7). All children have mental retardation; multiple disabilities are present in 25% of the sample. All children have speech and language impairments, too. The length of gestation (39 weeks), birth weight (2,969g) and birth length (50.92) are below the normal range. Complications of pregnancy were present in 25% and complications of childbirth in 20% of the sampled children. Some children had both complications. There was no intracranial bleeding, but in some cases there was hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at birth in 35%.
CONCLUSION: Genetic characteristics of children with Sy Down caused the occurrence of frequent complications during pregnancy and birth, law values of birth length and weight, as well as the presence of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Genetic characteristics affect mental development in children, including language and speech development.
Key words: Sy Down, categorisation, speech and language impairments

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian

      Corresponding Address:
Goran Savić
ZZMR "Dr M.Zotović", Banja Luka
Paper received: 10.11.2010
Paper accepted: 02.02.2011
Paper Internet issues: 20.06.2011
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