Speech patterns in Kabuki make-up syndrome: a case report.

TitleSpeech patterns in Kabuki make-up syndrome: a case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsVan Lierde KM, Van Borsel J, Van Cauwenberge P
JournalJournal of communication disorders
Volume33
Issue6
Pagination447-61; quiz 461-2
Date Published2000 Nov-Dec
Abstract

The case of a girl aged 3 years and 8 months with Kabuki make-up syndrome is reported. At presentation, she had normal cognitive functioning, and she also had a history of otitisi media, a submucous cleft palatei, and some hypotonia. Language testing showed normal receptive skills and good expressive vocabulary but poor morphosyntactic abilities. Speech analysis showed that she was capable of producing most of the sounds of her native language but demonstrated high variability in production of the sounds. In addition, she inconsistently simplified words by application of several phonologic processes. Possible explanations for the communication problems demonstrated are discussed.

Alternate JournalJ Commun Disord
Citation Key11141027