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Consonants in Cri du chat syndrome

Kristian Email Kristoffersen
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This article reports on a longitudinal case study of consonant productions in one Norwegian girl with Cri du chat syndrome from age 4;6 to age 9;4. It was shown that she had many articulation errors throughout the period of observation. Furthermore, these errors were shown to fall into three main categories: 1) errors of differentiation and tuning, 2) errors of coordination and sequencing, and 3) missing gestures. Also, omissions of segments were reported to be frequent. In sum, the consonant productions by this girl were found to be both delayed and deviant, as compared to normally developing children. The number of errors, however, decreased as she grew older, resulting in more accurate renditions of the target words.



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hprints-00264296 , version 1 (15-03-2008)



Kristian Email Kristoffersen. Consonants in Cri du chat syndrome. Journal of Communication Disorders, 2008, 41, pp.179-202. ⟨10.1016/j.jcomdis.2007.08.002⟩. ⟨hprints-00264296⟩
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