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Galactosemia

Peter Flipsen, Ph.D. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

March 26, 2013

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What is galactosemia?

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Galactosemia is a genetic disorder in which the child is born with a deficit where they are unable to properly digest galactose, which is one of the main sugars in milk.  These children have significant health issues related to milk, and often times if they are not diagnosed earlier, I am told this is a condition that can occasionally be fatal.  But nowadays it actually is usually caught early. 

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Idaho State University. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and the co-author (with John Bernthal and Nicolas Bankson) of Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Speech Sound Disorders in Children. His current research focuses on speech and language development in children with cochlear implants as well as on the measurement of intelligibility of speech in children.


peter flipsen

Peter Flipsen, Ph.D. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Idaho State University. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and the co-author (with John Bernthal and Nicolas Bankson) of Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Speech Sound Disorders in Children. His current research focuses on speech and language development in children with cochlear implants as well as on the measurement of intelligibility of speech in children.


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