Videofluororadiographic Descriptors of Swallowing Physiology in Typical Rett Syndrome: Post-Regression Stabilization During Early Childhood Typical or classic Rett syndrome (RTT) is the only pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder with a known chromosomal abnormality. Despite differences in clinical phenotype of girls with RTT who share the same gene mutation on chromosome X, there is commonality in the stages and core features of this profoundly disabling disorder, including ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Videofluororadiographic Descriptors of Swallowing Physiology in Typical Rett Syndrome: Post-Regression Stabilization During Early Childhood
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  • Suzanne S. Abraham
    Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Autism Spectrum
Article   |   December 01, 2012
Videofluororadiographic Descriptors of Swallowing Physiology in Typical Rett Syndrome: Post-Regression Stabilization During Early Childhood
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2012, Vol. 21, 121-125. doi:10.1044/sasd21.4.121
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2012, Vol. 21, 121-125. doi:10.1044/sasd21.4.121

Typical or classic Rett syndrome (RTT) is the only pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder with a known chromosomal abnormality. Despite differences in clinical phenotype of girls with RTT who share the same gene mutation on chromosome X, there is commonality in the stages and core features of this profoundly disabling disorder, including the deterioration of acquired vocal behaviors and meaningful speech during the regression stage. The purpose of this article is to ascertain any commonality in the swallowing neurophysiology of a select sample of girls with typical RTT who were under the age of 5 years and had undergone the devastating effects of developmental regression.

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