Journal article

Speech and oral motor skills in children with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome: Pre- and post-tongue reduction surgery

C Shipster, B Oliver, A Morgan

Advances in Speech Language Pathology | Published : 2006

Abstract

Tongue reduction surgery (TRS) has been advocated for children who have macroglossia associated with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) to overcome, or reduce, the secondary effects of macroglossia. There are few reports describing the speech and oral motor characteristics in BWS, and no studies have systematically reported outcomes both pre- and post-operatively. The aims of this retrospective study were therefore to: systematically describe the speech and oral motor characteristics of this population pre- and post-operatively; to ascertain the effect TRS has on speech and oral motor skills and to discuss the presence of additional factors which may influence speech, and oral motor outcomes...

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