Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, also recognized as Velocardiofacial syndrome is caused by a microdeletion at 22q11.2 chromosome region. Speech characteristics disorders of this genetic condition has been usually associated to cleft palate and velopharingeal dysfunction. The objective of this study is investigate the speech fluency profile of individuals with del 22q11.2 compared to a typically speech and language developing group matched in chronological age. Fifteen 22q11.2 individuals, male and female with chronological age between 6 and 18 years will be compared to 15 individuals with typically speech and language developing matched for gender and chronological age. Narrative sample will be collected with wordless picture book Frog, Where Are You ? and analyse according to Teste de Linguagem Infantil - ABFW in terms of type and frequency of disfluencies, speech rate and utterance position of ruptures. Desriptive and comparative statistics methods will be used for data analyse. Speech fluency profile investigation and results obtained can be useful for better characterization of del22q11.2 speech and language phenotype.
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