Friday, April 29
01:45 pm – 02:00 pm

Session 17

Amna Fares, MS, CCC-SLP; Caitlin Vose, MS, CCC-SLP; Hope Lancaster, PhD; Beate Peter, PhD, CCC-SLP;
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Tuquoise I & II

Current research suggests genetic etiologies for a variety of communication disorders. This study investigates the speech patterns of two children with speech sound disorders (SSDs) and overlapping deletions on chromosome 6. We show evidence that the overlapping deletions are associated with specific characteristics of their SSDs and differences in severity.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to have a general understanding of chromosomal deletions, understand the association of chromosomal deletion and speech characteristics and relate the implications of genetic variations to clinical practice.