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Listening to Jean Berko Gleason's observations on learning language leads me to wonder about Down Syndrome children and the learning of language. By age five, our granddaughter (Down Syndrome) has acquired a normal vocabulary and cognitive skills which she demonstrates through her actions and responses to instructions and questions. She does speak, but like many Down children, struggles with verbalizing all those beautiful words that she knows. It would interesting to learn more about how children with Down Syndrome learn to speak in comparison with other children.