Team Publications

Selected recent publications


Boyce, J. O., Jackson, V. E., van Reyk, O., Parker, R., Vogel, A. P., Eising, E., Horton, S. E., Gllespie, N, A., Scheffer, I. E., Amor, D. J., Hildebrand, M. S., Fisher, S. E., Martin, N. G., Reilly, S., & Morgan, A. T. (2022). Self‐reported impact of developmental stuttering across the lifespan. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

Mountford, H. S., Braden, R., Newbury, D. F., & Morgan, A. T. (2022). The Genetic and Molecular Basis of Developmental Language Disorder: A Review. Children, 9(5), 586.

Kaspi, A., Hildebrand, M. S., Jackson, V. E., Braden, R., Van Reyk, O., Howell, T., ... & Morgan, A. T. (2022). Genetic aetiologies for childhood speech disorder: novel pathways co-expressed during brain development. Molecular Psychiatry, 1-17.

Morison, L. D., Braden, R. O., Amor, D. J., Brignell, A., van Bon, B. W., & Morgan, A. T. (2022). Social motivation a relative strength in DYRK1A syndrome on a background of significant speech and language impairments. European Journal of Human Genetics, 1-12.

St John, M., Amor, D. J., & Morgan, A. T. (2022). Speech and language development and genotype–phenotype correlation in 49 individuals with KAT6A syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.

Thompson-Lake, D. G., Scerri, T. S., Block, S., Turner, S. J., Reilly, S., Kefalianos, E., Bonthrone, A.F., Helbig, I., Bahlo, M., Scheffer, I.E. and Hildebrand, M.S., Liégeois, F. J., & Morgan, A. T. (2022). Atypical development of Broca’s area in a large family with inherited stuttering. Brain.


Braden, R. O., Amor, D. J., Fisher, S. E., Mei, C., Myers, C. T., Mefford, H., Gill, D., Srivastava, S., Swanson, L. C., Goel, H., Scheffer, I. E., & Morgan, A. T. (2021). Severe speech impairment is a distinguishing feature of FOXP1‐related disorder. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology63(12), 1417-1426.

Braden, R. O., Boyce, J. O., Stutterd, C. A., Pope, K., Goel, H., Leventer, R. J., Scheffer, I. E., & Morgan, A. T. (2021). Speech, Language, and Oromotor Skills in Patients With Polymicrogyria. Neurology96(14), e1898-e1912.

Morgan, A., Braden, R., Wong, M. M., Colin, E., Amor, D., Liégeois, F., Srivastava, S., Vogel, A., Bizaoui, V., Ranquin, K., Fisher, S., & Van Bon, B. W. (2021). Speech and language deficits are central to SETBP1 haploinsufficiency disorder. European Journal of Human Genetics29(8), 1216-1225.

Morgan, A., Srivastava, S., Duis, J., & van Bon, B. (2021). SETBP1 Haploinsufficiency Disorder. GeneReviews.


Hildebrand, M.S., Jackson, V.E., Scerri, T.S., Van Reyk, O., Coleman, M., Braden, R.O., Turner, S., Rigbye, K.A., Boys, A., Barton, S., Webster, R., Fahey, M., Saunders, K., Parry-Fielder, B., Paxton, G., Hayman, M., Coman, D., Goel, H., Baxter, A., Ma, A., Davis, N., Reilly, S., Delatycki, M., Liégeois, F.J., Connelly, A., Gecz, J., Fisher, S.E., Amor, D.J., Scheffer, I.E., Bahlo, M., Morgan, A.T. (2020). Severe childhood speech disorder: Gene discovery highlights transcriptional dysregulation. Neurology.


Johnson, J.L., Stoica, L., Liu,Y., Zhu, P.J., Bhattacharya, A., Buffington, S.A., Huq, R., Eissa, N.T., Larsson, O., Porse, B.T., Domingo, D., Nawaz, U., Carroll, R., Jolly, L., Scerri, T.S., Kim, H.G., Brignell, A., Coleman, M.J., Braden, R., Kini, U., Jackson, V., Baxter, A., Bahlo, M., Scheffer, I.E., Amor, D.J., Hildebrand, M., Bonnen, P.E., Beeton, C., Gecz, J., Morgan, A.T., & Costa-Mattioli, M. (2019). Inhibition of Upf2-dependent nonsense-mediated decay leads to behavioral and neurophysiological abnormalities by activating the immune response. Neuron.

Eising, E., Carrion-Castillo, A., Vino, A., Strand, E.A., Jakielski, K.J., Scerri, T.S., Hildebrand, M.S., Webster, R., Ma, A., Mazoyer, B., Frankcs, C., Bahlo, M., Scheffer, I.E., Morgan, A.T., Shriberg, L.D., & Fisher, S.E. (2019). A set of regulatory genes co-expressed in embryonic human brain is implicated in disrupted speech development. Molecular Psychiatry, 24, 1065-1078.

Koolen, D.A., Morgan, A.T., & de Vries, B.B.A. (2019). Koolen-de Vries Syndrome. GeneReviews.

Khan, K., Zech, M., Morgan, A.T., Amor, D.J., Skorvanek, M., Khan, T.N., Hildebrand, M.S., Jackson, V.E., Scerri, T.S., Coleman, M., Rigbye, K.A., Scheffer, I.E., Bahlo, M., Wagner, M., Lam, D.D., Berutti, R., Havránková, P., Fečíková, A., Strom, T.M., Han, V., Dosekova, P., Gdovinova, Z., Laccone, F., Jameel, M., Mooney, M.R., Baig, S.M., Jech, R., Davis, E.E., Katsanis, N., & Winkelmann, J. (2019). Recessive variants in ZNF142 cause a complex neurodevelopmental disorder with intellectual disability, speech impairment, seizures, and dystonia. Genetics in Medicine.

Braden, R., Leventer, R., Jansen, A., Scheffer, I.E., & Morgan, A.T. (2019). Speech and language in bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria, a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61(10), 1145-1152.

Liegeois, F., Turner, S.J., Mayes, A., Bonthrone, A., Boys, A., Parry-Fielder, B., Mandelstam, S., Spencer-Smith, M., Connelly, A., & Morgan, A.T. (2019). Dorsal language stream anomalies in an inherited speech disorder. Brain, 142, 966-977.


Morgan, A.T., van Haaften, L., van Hulst, K., Edley, C., Mei, C., Tan, T., Amor, D., Fisher, S., & Koolen, D.A. (2018). Early speech development in Koolen de Vries Syndrome limited by oral praxis and hypotonia. European Journal of Human Genetics, 26, 75-84.

Mei, C., Fedorenko, E., Amor, D., Boys, A., Hoeflin, C., Carew, P., Burgess, T., Fisher, S., & Morgan, A.T. (2018). Deep phenotyping of speech and language skills in individuals with 16p11.2 deletion. European Journal of Human Genetics, 26, 676-686.

Morgan, A.T., & Webster, R. (2018). Aetiology of childhood apraxia of speech: A clinical practice update for paediatricians. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 54(10), 1090-1095.

Brignell, A., St John, M., Bruce, A., Dinale, C., Pigdon, L., Hildebrand, M., Amor, D., & Morgan, A.T.  (2018). Characterization of speech and language phenotype in children with NRXN1 deletions. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 177, 700-708.

Morgan, A.T., Murray, E., & Liegeois, F. (2018). Interventions for childhood apraxia of speech. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006278.pub3.

Morgan, A.T., Su, M., Reilly, S., Conti-Ramsden, G., Connelly, A., & Liegeois, F. (2018). A brain marker for developmental speech disorder. Journal of Pediatrics, 198, 234-239.



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