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Down Syndrome Research and Practice offers the best of Down syndrome research, practice, news and reviews in accessible formats for families, practitioners and researchers.


Latest online

All of the latest papers in Down Syndrome Research and Practice are available online in full and for free before they are published in the printed version of the journal. Read the advance online publication...

Articles currently available include reviews on the current status and future directions of Down syndrome research across a broad range of areas - including literacy skills, maths skills, memory, speech and social skills. These reviews were presented by some of the world's leading researchers at the Down Syndrome Research Directions Symposium hosted by Down Syndrome Education International in 2007.

Current issue

Can we train better memory?

It has been known for a long while that children with Down syndrome have specific impairments in verbal short-term memory. Research now indicates that memory training activities may be effective. This update article summarises recent memory training research.

A mother's perspective on prenatal screening

This essay provides a mother's personal account of her experiences of modern prenatal screening practices and some of the consequences of these practices for today's parents.

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About Down Syndrome Research and Practice

First published in 1993, Down Syndrome Research and Practice publishes original research reports, reviews and case studies, with particular emphasis on the practical implications of research for people living with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Research and Practice has recently been relaunched to offer a broader range of research, practice, reviews and news in a more accessible format.

The journal has also adopted an Open Access publishing policy and all articles are now freely accessible online. A printed edition continues to be available by subscription.

Down Syndrome Research and Practice is published by Down Syndrome Education International and is the official scientific journal of the European Down Syndrome Association.

Down Syndrome Research and Practice is indexed in Down Syndrome Research and Practice is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and PsycINFO.

ISSN (Print): 0968-7912 | ISSN (Online): 1753-7606