Cornelia De Lange

Gestures and communication in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

A new paper has just been published by researchers at the Cerebra Network and Warwick University. The paper explores communication skills, with a focus on gestures, in people with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) and people with Down syndrome (DS). The main finding of this research was that people with CdLS used twice as many gestures per 100 words than people with DS. Authors concluded this finding may indicate a specific spoken language impairment in CdLS. You can read an accessible summary of this research below.


Low speech rate but high gesture rate during conversational interaction in people with Cornelia de Lange syndrome - Pearson, Nielsen, Kita, Groves, Nelson, Moss, & Oliver (2021)

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