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Episode 188: Sleep, memory, language, and Down syndrome

New research suggests a link between poor sleep and difficulty learning to communicate in children with Down syndrome.

AZSCI 188 Down Syndrome New University of Arizona sleep research suggests children with Down syndrome who experience poor sleep may have a harder time learning to communicate.

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Sleep, memory, language, and Down syndrome

Episode 188: University of Arizona psychology professor Jamie Edgin

University of Arizona psychology professor Jamie Edgin's work provided the first empirical evidence suggesting poor sleep might limit how well children with Down syndrome learn to communicate. Edgin is now expanding her sleep research to include children born premature and those at risk for autism.

Jamie Edgin spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD, Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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