Fraser Syndrome, Evaluation of the Laryngeal and Voice Characteristics: A Case Report
Seyed Abolfazl Tohidast, PhD and Banafshe Mansuri, PhD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 30, 2020
Fraser syndrome is one of the rare congenital anomalies occurring when fingers or toes, and eyelid formation fail to separate during pregnancy. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of laryngeal and voice evaluation in a patient with Fraser syndrome. The case is an eleven-years-old girl with Fraser syndrome who underwent laryngeal examination with laryngoscopy and also auditory-perceptual and acoustic voice characteristics evaluations. The results of the laryngoscopy showed that the...
Can having siblings increase stuttering as compared to being an only child?
Yoshikazu Kikuchi, Toshiro Umezaki, Kazuo Adachi, Motohiro Sawatsubashi, Masahiko Taura, Yumi Yamaguchi, Keiko Fukui, Nana Tsuchihashi, Daisuke Murakami and Takashi Nakagawa
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 21, 2020
Stuttering is a speech fluency disorder. Although recent studies have shown that most of its etiology is genetic, some parents considered their own caregiving or siblings as the cause of stuttering. This study aimed to address the clinical question associated with whether having siblings increases the risk of stuttering. We assessed the numbers and proportions of sibship size and birth order of 102 people who stutter (76 males and 26 females; average 11.8 years). In addition, we compared the occ...
Statistical Learning in Persons with Aphasia: A Critical Review of Literature
Darshan HS and Goswami SP
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 26, 2020
Statistical learning is the process of discovering patterns which are present in the input. Serial Reaction Time Task (SRTT) is commonly used to study statistical learning. Recently, many studies have been conducted in aphasia literature. But it is unclear about the magnitude of learning considering the learning conditions, methodological variations and consolidation of learning in persons with aphasia when compared to neurotypical individuals. This review discusses the learning differences base...