Small intragenic deletion in FOXP2 associated with childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria

Samantha J Turner, Michael S Hildebrand, Susan Block, John Damiano, Michael Collingwood Fahey, Sheena Reilly, Melanie Bahlo, Ingrid E Scheffer, Angela Tamsin Morgan

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Relatively little is known about the neurobiological basis of speech disorders although genetic determinants are increasingly recognized. This is the first report of a small intragenic deletion of FOXP2 that is likely to be the cause of severe motor speech disorder associated with language and literacy problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2321 - 2326
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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