One in five Australian children start school with a speech or language disorder.

Some children will grow out of it, but others will go on to have persistent communication difficulties.


We know that speech and language disorders arise from genetic, neurological and environmental factors. Genetic factors are thought to play a significant role to speech and language.


We have recently identified that as many as 1 in 3 children with speech apraxia may receive a genetic diagnosis for their condition.

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Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) Symposium 7 June 2024

Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) Symposium 7 June 2024

The Centre of Research Excellence - Translational Centre for Speech Disorders is delighted to co-host their Symposium ‘What’s new since FOXP2: new developments in speech and language neurobiology' together with University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

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