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Interaction of Language Processing and Motor Skill in Children With Specific Language Impairment

The authors sought to examine how language production interacts with speech motor and gross and fine motor skill in children with specific language impairment (SLI), and reported that children with SLI show co-occurring speech motor and generalized motor deficits. The … Continue reading

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Oral Electromyography Activation Patterns for Speech Are Similar in Preschoolers Who Do and Do Not Stutter

The authors sought to determine whether basic patterns of muscle activation for speech were similar in preschool children who stutter and in their fluent peers. Across both speaking tasks, lip muscle activation was similar in Children who stutter (CWS) and … Continue reading

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Computational modeling of stuttering caused by impairments in a basal ganglia thalamo-cortical circuit

The authors examined the roles of dopamine excess and atypical white matter in stuttering, and observed that each abnormality causes stuttering by affecting the same basal ganglia-thalamus-left ventral premotor cortex; these neural abnormalities delay readout of the next syllable’s motor … Continue reading

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