Girls with Turner Syndrome may have speech problems and often speech therapy is recommended. A speech therapist, formally known as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will assist in determining the problem, the cause, and best treatment options with a goal to build skills. This can be a lengthy process working one-on-one, in small groups, or in the classroom. The earlier the intervention, the better the long term outcome. Speech therapy is a proven intervention that can benefit girls socially, emotionally and academically.
Speech therapy for girls with Turner Syndrome can help with:
Feeding: Difficulty with eating, swallowing and drooling often common with infants with TS
Pragmatic language: Using language in socially appropriate ways
Speech therapy includes:
Feeding and swallowing: Exercises to strengthen the muscles of the mouth. This might include facial massage and various tongue, lip and jaw exercises. Use different food textures during eating and swallowing to overcome sensual issues
Activities: Modeling and giving feedback to address the individual’s particular challenges through play and repetitive language exercises
Articulation: Modeling then demonstrating how to move the tongue to create specific sounds
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The advocacy working group meets regularly twice monthly on Thursday evenings 8PM EDT.
This is the meeting of a working group and is limited to medical professionals. The quarterly meeting will be presented by the Turner Syndrome Foundation and moderated by Kayla Ganger,
This is the meeting of a working group and is limited to medical professionals. The quarterly meeting will be presented by the Turner Syndrome Foundation and moderated by Kayla Ganger, BS, MHS, PA-C and Mary Gwyn Roper, MD, both active volunteers, leaders and professional members of the Foundation. The objective of this event is to assemble TS women in medicine with a diverse range of specialties to learn more about the mission and contribute to the discussion about solutions on issues facing patients today.
This working group will learn about:
The mission of the Foundation
What TS women in medicine can do to improve care
In this discussion, you will:
Introduce & meet Turner Syndrome Women In Medicine
Contribute to next steps for professional awareness
WE Learn is a Turner Syndrome Foundation educational learning activity.
Every TS WOMAN IN MEDICINE is encouraged to be a professional member and an active contributor to this working group.
The goal of the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) is to support research initiatives and facilitate education programs that increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner syndrome. TSF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.