Centre For Research Excellence In Speech And Language Neurobiology (Cre-Slang)

Grant number: 1116976 | Funding period: 2016 - 2021

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Abstract

Half a million Australian children have a speech/language disorder, tripling their changes of poor academic outcomes, limited employment options and social isolation. Current speech therapy is limited, focusing on symptoms and ignoring evidence on underlying aetiologies. By identifying and translating findings on new genes and brain pathways leading to speech and language disorders, we will transform detection, diagnosis, prognosis and genetic counselling of affected children and their families.