Age at assessment a critical factor when monitoring early communicative skills in children with galactosaemia

Lewis, Fiona M., DeJonge, Shannon M. and Coman, David J. (2014) Age at assessment a critical factor when monitoring early communicative skills in children with galactosaemia. Early Child Development and Care, 184 11: 1636-1647. doi:10.1080/03004430.2013.871275

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Author Lewis, Fiona M.
DeJonge, Shannon M.
Coman, David J.
Title Age at assessment a critical factor when monitoring early communicative skills in children with galactosaemia
Journal name Early Child Development and Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-4430
1476-8275
Publication date 2014-01-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03004430.2013.871275
Open Access Status
Volume 184
Issue 11
Start page 1636
End page 1647
Total pages 12
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Sub-optimal language development is associated with the metabolic disorder galactosaemia (GAL). Some children with GAL are identified with language impairment from the initial stages of language learning, but a subset of children may exhibit disrupted developmental gains in speech and language skill after a period of age-appropriate skill development. The developmental trajectory of communicative skills in a female with GAL who at 18 months of age presented with age-appropriate skills is presented. Monitoring over an 18-month period indicated appropriate developmental pace on all measures, but receptive vocabulary development is developing at a lower level of functioning. Her below-average vocabulary skills coupled with the risk of emerging skill deficits concomitant with ongoing disruptions to central nervous system maturation associated with GAL suggests an increased risk of emergent skill deficits. Maturation of language capabilities is ongoing, therefore age at assessment may be critical to the timely documentation of lack of skill progression.
Keyword Galactosaemia
GALT
Myelin development
Neurodevelopmental outcomes
Language development
Vocabulary
Identification and intervention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 13 Jan 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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