Changing the perspective on early development of Rett syndrome.

TitleChanging the perspective on early development of Rett syndrome.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMarschik PB, Kaufmann WE, Sigafoos J, Wolin T, Zhang D, Bartl-Pokorny KD, Pini G, Zappella M, Tager-Flusberg H, Einspieler C, Johnston MV
JournalResearch in developmental disabilities
Volume34
Issue4
Pagination1236-9
Date Published2013 Apr
Abstract

We delineated the achievement of early speech-language milestones in 15 young children with Rett syndrome (MECP2 positive) in the first two years of life using retrospective video analysis. By contrast to the commonly accepted concept that these children are normal in the pre-regression period, we found markedly atypical development of speech-language capacities, suggesting a paradigm shift in the pathogenesis of Rett syndrome and a possible approach to its early detection.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0062162
Alternate JournalRes Dev Disabil