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Cri du chat syndrome: an investigation of linguistic skills

The focus of this project is on phonological, lexical and grammatical skills in persons with CdCS.

About the project

Cri du chat syndrome (CdCS) is a rare, congenital condition resulting from loss of genetic material on the short arm of chromosome 5. The condition expresses itself through characteristic, high-pitched crying in infancy, and often specific facial features. Furthermore, the syndrome causes moderate to severe mental retardation. In addition, persons with CdCS usually show poor speech development and impaired fine and gross motor skills. In most cases the condition occurs spontaneously, but in 10-15 % of the cases it is hereditary. In Norway, approximately one child is born with CdCS per year.



Project leader
: Professor Kristian Emil Kristoffersen

Participants: Nina Gram Garmann, Hanne Gram Simonsen, Kristin Wium and Sonja Erlenkamp.

 

Publications

Kristoffersen, K. E., Garmann, N. G., & Simonsen, H. G. (2014). Consonant production and intelligibility in cri du chat syndrome. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, (0), 1-16.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2012). Inflectional morphology in cri du chat syndrome-A case study. Clinical linguistics & phonetics26(2), 120-134.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2012). Inflectional morphology in cri du chat syndrome-A case study. Clinical linguistics & phonetics26(2), 120-134.

Erlenkamp, S., & Kristoffersen, K. E. (2010). Sign communication in Cri du chat syndrome. Journal of communication disorders43(3), 225-251.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2009). Grammatical constructions in Cri du chat syndrome-Findings from a case study. Clinical linguistics & phonetics23(12), 858-871.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2008). Speech and language development in cri du chat syndrome: A critical review. Clinical linguistics & phonetics22(6), 443-457.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2008). Consonants in Cri du chat syndrome: A case study.Journal of communication disorders41(3), 179-202.

Wium, K., & Kristoffersen, K. E. (2008). Past tense morphology in Cri du chat syndrome: experimental evidence. Clinical linguistics & phonetics22(4-5), 401-406.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2005). Vowel productions in the speech of three children with cri du chat syndrome. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders,3(2), 128-135.

Kristoffersen, K. E. (2003). Development of consonants and vowels in a child with cri du chat syndrome. Journal of Multilingual communication disorders,1(3), 194-200.

 

Tags: Language Acquisition, Clinical Linguistics
Published Apr. 13, 2012 12:06 PM - Last modified Sep. 28, 2018 3:35 PM