Talstörningar hos vuxna med 22q11-deletionssyndrom – en jämförande studie
Sammanfattning: Speech disorders are common in children with 22q11-deletion syndrome, but there is limited knowledge about speech in adults with this syndrome. The aim of this study is to describe speech and voice in adultswith 22q11-deletion syndrome, and compare the results with a control group.Ten adults between 19-49 years participated in each group. The study wasbased on the Swedish dysarthria assessment, Dysartribedömningen. Thetested abilities were respiration, phonation, oral motor function, velopharyngeal function, articulation, prosody and intelligibility. Communicative participation was examined as well. Significant differencesbetween the groups emerged for all abilities on Dysartribedömningen. The study group had slightly reduced intelligibility in comparison to the Control group. The communicative participation had no significant correlation with the results on Dysartribedömningen. The results suggest that neurogenic speech disorders could be one of the possible causes of the speech anomalies in adults with 22q11 deletion syndrome.
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