Study suggests more effective speech therapy approach for children with Down syndrome

A new study indicates that children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients.


Photo: Shelley Velleman talks to her listeners

Shelley Velleman, chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, lectures to students in her anatomy and physiology course about the different facial muscles of people with Down syndrome; © Sally McCay