NEUROBIOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD SPEECH DISORDERS: IMPROVING DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL CARE

Grant number: 1127144 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

One in 20 children have a speech disorder at school entry, with lifelong deficits in psychosocial, academic and employment outcomes. Little is known about the aetiology of speech disorders, preventing targeted care. We combine expertise in speech pathology, gene discovery and brain imaging, to advance knowledge on gene and brain contributions to speech disorder. We will have direct impacts on clinical care including detection, diagnosis and counselling, optimising outcomes for affected children.