Prosody in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3993
School: School of Human Services and Sciences
Program: Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
Status: Ongoing
Start date: September 2017
End Date: September 2025


The purpose of this project is to develop a profile of prosodic strengths and weaknesses between and within etiologies of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Rapp, J., Loveall, S., & Hawthorne, K. (2019). Are verbal or nonverbal abilities more related to prosody in adults with intellectual disability? American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Thome, E.K., Loveall, S., & Hawthorne, K. (2019). The prosodic abilities of individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.


Hawthorne, K., & Loveall, S.J. (2020) Interpretation of ambiguous pronouns in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 65(2), 125-132.

Loveall, S.J., Hawthorne, K., & Gaines, M. (2021). A meta-analysis of prosody in autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome. Journal of Communication Disorders, 89.