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Pre-linguistic communication skill development in an infant with a diagnosis of galactosaemia.
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PMID:  23278840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Neonatal screening for galactosaemia (GAL) identifies the condition early, but subsequent biomedical and genetic testing fails to identify which subgroup of infants with GAL are at most risk of the language disorders associated with the condition. This study aims to present preliminary data on an infant with GAL based on assessment of pre-linguistic communication behaviours known to underpin language development. Methods: This single case-control study profiles the pre-linguistic skills of a 13-month-old infant with GAL. The Index Infant's performance was descriptively compared to that of a typically developing, suitably matched control infant. Results: The Index Infant was identified as presenting with clinically significant delays on 9 of the 11 pre-linguistic skills assessed. Discussion and Conclusion: The early identification of risk of developmental language difficulties in the Index Infant allows for the implementation of early intervention using the infant's parents as facilitators of language stimulation. Monitoring of the infant's progress is warranted.
Fiona M Lewis; David J Coman; Sarah Kilcoyne; Bruce E Murdoch; Maryanne Syrmis
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental neurorehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-8431     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Neurorehabil     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101304394     Medline TA:  Dev Neurorehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland , Brisbane , Australia.
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