Neurobiological and genetic base of stuttering

Stepinac, Emma (2012) Neurobiological and genetic base of stuttering. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by prolongations, part-word repetitions and overall difficulties with fluent utterance. By its onset and duration, stuttering is divided on developmental stuttering in children aged 3-6 years, whose recovery occurs in most of the cases, and persistent stuttering that lasts for a lifetime and can only be mitigated with speech or drug therapies. There are numerous arguments for various morphological anomalies in the structure of a stuttering brain, but the number of researches on genetic background of the disorder is also increasing. Hitherto there hasn't been found a unique origin of stuttering, so it's likely that there are several subtypes of stuttering depending on the cause. Future research is required for better understanding of pathophysiology underlying stuttering, so the upcoming treatments or even gene therapies can be targeted and adjusted for individual cases.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Hranilović, Dubravka
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 25
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 12:53
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 12:53

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