Chromosomal Translocation in a Child With SLI and Apraxia A case study is presented of a 5-year-old boy who was classified as preschool handicapped and was assessed as having a specific expressive language impairment with verbal apraxia. Chromosomal studies revealed a de novo (new) balanced translocation between first and second chromosomes. Results of the neurological, speech/language, cognitive, and play ... Research Note
Research Note  |   June 01, 1996
Chromosomal Translocation in a Child With SLI and Apraxia
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lucille Weistuch
    Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Naomi B. Schiff-Myers
    Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Contact author: Lucille Weistuch, PhD, 7 Marvin Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
    Contact author: Lucille Weistuch, PhD, 7 Marvin Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852×
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Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Language Disorders / Specific Language Impairment / Language / Research Notes
Research Note   |   June 01, 1996
Chromosomal Translocation in a Child With SLI and Apraxia
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1996, Vol. 39, 668-671. doi:10.1044/jshr.3903.668
History: Received March 3, 1995 , Accepted January 18, 1996
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1996, Vol. 39, 668-671. doi:10.1044/jshr.3903.668
History: Received March 3, 1995; Accepted January 18, 1996

A case study is presented of a 5-year-old boy who was classified as preschool handicapped and was assessed as having a specific expressive language impairment with verbal apraxia. Chromosomal studies revealed a de novo (new) balanced translocation between first and second chromosomes. Results of the neurological, speech/language, cognitive, and play evaluations revealed a child with a severe expressive speech-language deficit but good nonverbal cognitive and communicative skills. The hypothesis of a relationship between a chromosomal translocation and speech/language disorders is explored.

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