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Klippel Feil Syndrome

John Oller Jr, Ph.D

May 24, 2004

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Are there any documented cognitive, speech/language disabilities associated with Klippel Feil Syndrome?

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I do not know of any specific research on speech deficits with Klippel-Feil, but such genetic disorders (this one affecting cervical vertebrae) can be expected to be associated with other difficulties. Some of them are likely to affect speech and language. It is known that certain hearing problems are common with this syndrome.

John W. Oller, Jr., Ph.D., specializes in measuring sign systems. He is Head of Communicative Disorders at UL Lafayette, author of 13 books and 215 papers dealing with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, verbal and nonverbal abilities, and language minorities. He is also the organizer of the Sertoma International Conference on Autism to be held in 2005-2006 in Lafayette, Louisiana.


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John Oller Jr, Ph.D


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