Understanding and Applying Genetics Knowledge in the Schools Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working in school settings have an important role in the identification and treatment of children who exhibit speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders. It is necessary and important for SLPs to be aware of the growing research body of genetics and how the information applies to working ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2012
Understanding and Applying Genetics Knowledge in the Schools
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  • Jennifer Walz Garrett
    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Disclosure: Jennifer Walz Garrett has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   August 01, 2012
Understanding and Applying Genetics Knowledge in the Schools
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, August 2012, Vol. 13, 27-31. doi:10.1044/sbi13.2.27
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, August 2012, Vol. 13, 27-31. doi:10.1044/sbi13.2.27
Abstract

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) working in school settings have an important role in the identification and treatment of children who exhibit speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders. It is necessary and important for SLPs to be aware of the growing research body of genetics and how the information applies to working with a variety of individuals. In this article, I will provide an overview about genetic causes and contributions to communication disorders and suggest ways SLPs can incorporate genetics knowledge into practice.

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