Syndromes Associated With Communication Disorders Apert’s syndrome or acrocephalosyndactyly type I (ACS1) is a congenital disorder that has a genetic basis. This disorder is largely distinguished by distinctive malformations of the face and head and also defects of the hands and feet. There may also be instances of mental retardation. Infants may also have ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2003
Syndromes Associated With Communication Disorders
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  • Lisa Pettigrew
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown
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Article   |   July 01, 2003
Syndromes Associated With Communication Disorders
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2003, Vol. 13, 9. doi:10.1044/ssod13.1.9
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2003, Vol. 13, 9. doi:10.1044/ssod13.1.9
Apert’s syndrome or acrocephalosyndactyly type I (ACS1) is a congenital disorder that has a genetic basis. This disorder is largely distinguished by distinctive malformations of the face and head and also defects of the hands and feet. There may also be instances of mental retardation. Infants may also have abnormally protruding and/or widely spaced eyes, an underdeveloped midfacial region, and/or a narrow palate. Malformations of the hands and feet may include wide thumbs and toes, short fingers, and/or partial to complete fusion of digits. Generally, there is complete fusion of the bones between fingers two through four and the presence of a single common nail. For additional information contact:
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