Developmental Foreign Accent Syndrome: Report of a New Case

Stefanie Keulen, Peter Mariën, Peggy Wackenier, Roel Jonkers, Roelien Bastiaanse, Jo Verhoeven

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the case of a 17-year-old right-handed Belgian boy with developmental FAS and comorbid developmental apraxia of speech (DAS). Extensive neuropsychological and neurolinguistic investigations demonstrated a normal IQ but impaired planning (visuo-constructional dyspraxia). A Tc-99m-ECD SPECT revealed a significant hypoperfusion in the prefrontal and medial frontal regions, as well as in the lateral temporal regions. Hypoperfusion in the right cerebellum almost reached significance. It is hypothesized that these clinical findings support the view that FAS and DAS are related phenomena following impairment of the cerebro-cerebellar network.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number65
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalFrontiers in Human Neuroscience
    Volume10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10-Mar-2016

    Keywords

    • Journal Article
    • Developmental Foreign Accent Syndrome;
    • FAS
    • Developmental apraxia of speech
    • speech disorder
    • constructional dyspraxia
    • SPECT
    • CARD SORTING TEST
    • CHILDHOOD APRAXIA
    • SPEECH DISORDERS
    • CHILDREN
    • LANGUAGE
    • VALIDITY
    • STROKE
    • DUTCH
    • METAANALYSIS
    • CEREBELLUM

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