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Spotlight on Syndromes: An SLPs Perspective on CHARGE Syndrome

Today’s guest post on genetic syndromes comes from Rebecca Freeh Thornburg, who is contributing on CHARGE Syndrome.

Overview:

CHARGE Syndrome is an extremely complex genetic condition encompassing anomalies of multiple systems. CHARGE affects approximately 1 in every 9 to 10,000 live births, worldwide. Respiratory issues and complex cardiac defects often require early and frequent hospitalization and surgical intervention. Characteristic hearing and vision impairments also contribute to delays in development.  Early and ongoing intervention by speech-language pathologists and other members of a multi-disciplinary care team is critical in achieving best outcomes for children affected by CHARGE. Continue reading Spotlight on Syndromes: An SLPs Perspective on CHARGE Syndrome