Impairments of Oral Language in Mobius Syndrome

NCT ID: NCT00856531


Title
Impairments of Oral Language in Subjects With the Möbius Sequence
Purpose
The Möbius syndrome constitutes a congenital disorder classically caused by genetic and environmental factors. The clinical manifestations include lesion of the facial and abducens nerves associated with limb malformations specially club foot. The speech-language manifestations include compromise of oral and deglutition, speech and language functions, secondary to cranial nerves lesions and mental retardation. The language compromise in this disorder is still not well known. In this way, the main objective of this study is to characterize the oral language in a population of fifteen subjects with Möbius syndrome with age ranging from two to thirteen years old, from both sexes, seen in one of the three main center for genetic diagnosis in the state of Ceará. The present work is a descriptive study of a cross-sectional design conducted from February to December/2002, using a clinical evaluation of language components including morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. The investigators identified exclusive speech involvement in 20,0% of the subjects, language disturbance in 46,7%, speech and language disturbance in 13,3% and oral language involvement in 26,7%. The investigators conclude that the language disturbance in the Möbius syndrome presents with a variable compromise of all oral language components. The delay in linguistical development, incomprehensive speech and the deficit of constructions of sentences and narrations are constant.
Details
In this way, the main objective of this study is to characterize the oral language in a population of fifteen subjects with Möbius syndrome with age ranging from two to thirteen years old, from both sexes, seen in one of the three main center for genetic diagnosis in the state of Ceará. The present work is a descriptive study of a cross-sectional design conducted from February to December/2002, using a clinical evaluation of language components including morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
Conditions
Möbius Sequence
Keywords
Möbius syndrome, Language, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Source
Fortaleza University
Sponsors
Fortaleza University
Status
Completed
Acronym
Mobius
Last Updated
03 Mar 2009
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