Date of Award
Mandy J. Williams
velocardiofacial syndrome, education, communication, palate, speech, children, psychiatric disorder, psychotic disorder
Body Regions | Diagnosis | Early Childhood Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Medical Education | Medical Specialties | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology | Surgical Procedures, Operative
Children with velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) have a variety of complex needs. Research shows that VCFS is characterized by a combination of medical problems, developmental delays, and learning disabilities, which vary from child to child. This syndrome also puts adolescents at a higher risk for developing psychiatric and psychotic disorders. The complexity of symptoms that can arise from VCFS can influence the ability of these children to communicate, socialize, and learn effectively. This literature review aims to discuss literature for caregivers, educators, and physicians to aid children effectively and understand their challenges relating to speech, communication, and education. This topic is important to me because my younger brother was diagnosed with VCFS at birth. After understanding the background of the syndrome from the formation of the palate, speech production, communication, and emergence of psychiatric disorders, it is much easier to make the necessary adjustments to assist these children to learn more effectively.
Holty, McKenzie K., "Assisting Children with Velocardiofacial Syndrome Who Have Developmental Disabilities and Delays Associated with Speech, Communication, and Education" (2020). Honors Thesis. 107.
Body Regions Commons, Diagnosis Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Medical Education Commons, Medical Specialties Commons, Mental and Social Health Commons, Psychiatry and Psychology Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, Speech and Hearing Science Commons, Speech Pathology and Audiology Commons, Surgical Procedures, Operative Commons