Early Turner Syndrome Feeding Experiences Public Deposited

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  • February 22, 2019
  • Heather, Lam
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder of the Xchromosome characterized by short stature and incomplete or absent sexual maturation at puberty. Other common phenotype traits include a high, arched palate, microagnathia, and increased risk for gastrointestinal disorders. Infants with Turner Syndrome often have difficulty feeding with both milk and table foods. Current literature documents feeding disorders at a rate of 74% within this population, with difficulty coordinating the suck and swallow sequence and developing adequate chewing skills (Mathieson, Reilly, & Skuse, 1992). Few studies have been conducted, however, and data on large sample sizes is still needed.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Allied Health Sciences. Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Student Research Day (8th: 2016: Chapel Hill, NC)

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