Oral Language Development in a Child With Floating-Harbor Syndrome This clinical exchange presents a 3-year case study of oral language skill development in a child with Floating-Harbor syndrome (FHS). FHS is a rare condition that is characterized by short stature, expressive language delay, and triangular facies. Oral language skills were developed in the context of a naturalistic language intervention ... Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   April 01, 1999
Oral Language Development in a Child With Floating-Harbor Syndrome
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Nicole Y. Muir
    Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 9 Ridge Road E., Grimsby, ON L3M 4E7
  • Glenn B. Allard
    Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, 9 Ridge Road E., Grimsby, ON L3M 4E7
  • Cheryl Greenberg
    Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, MB
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: nmuir@ibm.net
Article Information
Development / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Language Disorders / Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange   |   April 01, 1999
Oral Language Development in a Child With Floating-Harbor Syndrome
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1999, Vol. 30, 207-211. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3002.207
History: Received February 26, 1997 , Accepted April 26, 1998
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1999, Vol. 30, 207-211. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3002.207
History: Received February 26, 1997; Accepted April 26, 1998

This clinical exchange presents a 3-year case study of oral language skill development in a child with Floating-Harbor syndrome (FHS). FHS is a rare condition that is characterized by short stature, expressive language delay, and triangular facies. Oral language skills were developed in the context of a naturalistic language intervention approach, within an early childhood schoolbased program. Initial presenting speech and language characteristics, as well as long-term needs, are discussed.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The authors would like to thank Anne’s parents for their cooperation in freely sharing personal information in order for this paper to be written. Also, the authors would like to acknowledge the cooperation of the teachers and clinicians who are currently involved in Anne’s program.
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