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Worster Drought Syndrome Support Group
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Here is a selection of articles published by the group.

Articles

Worster-Drought syndrome: poorly recognised despite severe and persistent difficulties with feeding and speech.

Worster-Drought syndrome (WDS), or congenital suprabulbar paresis, is a permanent movement disorder of the bulbarmuscles causing persistent difficulties with swallowing, feeding, speech, and saliva control owing to a non-progressive disturbance in early brain development. As such, it falls within the cerebral palsies. The aim of this study was to describe the physical and neuropsychological profiles of children with WDS.

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The Worster-Drought Syndrome

A review for parents of the research carried out by The Institude of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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The role of augmentative communication to support unclear speech.

The technology available can sometimes seem as if it can solve more difficulties than it actually can. Their use is very complex, and even children who learn new things quickly and are already good communicators with signing or printed symbols sometimes take a long while to remember where all the vocabulary is stored, or how to build a sentence...

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The Worster-Drought Syndrome - A severe test of paediatric neurodisability services?

By Brian Neville Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health, London.

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Worster-Drought Syndrome

Article on Worster-Drought Syndrome by Brian Neville - Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health, London.

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