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Chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome (OMIM #611913) is a rare genetic condition resulting from the partial deletion of approximately 35 genes located at Chromosome 16. . We conclude that language and communication impairment should be regarded as one core symptom of Chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome even without a diagnosis of ASD or ID

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This is important for improving logopedic interventions with these children

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More individual profiles of patients are needed to refine the clinical characterization of the syndrome

Antonio Benítez-Burraco
Universidad de Sevilla

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This page is a summary of: Language and Communication Deficits in Chromosome 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, December 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00160.
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