The Genetic Bases of CAS: A Clinical and Parent Perspective

Course Abstract:

Dr. Angela Morgan, a researcher in the area of genetic links for CAS, discussed the history and basic terminology of genetic testing and research results from past and current studies. This research leads to targeted therapies and improved outcomes for children. Haley Oyler provided insights learned during her genetic testing journey which led to a diagnosis for her son who has CAS.

Presented By: Angela Morgan, PhD and Haley Oyler

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area)

Learning Objectives

  • The learner will be able to describe 2 types of genetic differences leading to speech disorders.
  • The learner will be able to identify 2 different types of genetic testing available.
  • The learner will be able to identify 2 genetic links found to be associated with CAS.

Timed Agenda

0-10 minutes history of the search for the etiology of CAS
11-20 minutes Intro to genes, genetic testing and genetic malformations
20 – 30 minutes Results and outcomes of current genetics research
30-45 minutes description of Haley’s Genetic Testing Journey with her son
45-55 minutes description of SetBP1 disorder

Course Abstract:

Dr. Angela Morgan, a researcher in the area of genetic links for CAS, discussed the history and basic terminology of genetic testing and research results from past and current studies. This research leads to targeted therapies and improved outcomes for children. Haley Oyler provided insights learned during her genetic testing journey which led to a diagnosis for her son who has CAS.

Presented By: Angela Morgan, PhD and Haley Oyler

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEU’s (Introductory level, Professional area)

Learning Objectives

  • The learner will be able to describe 2 types of genetic differences leading to speech disorders.
  • The learner will be able to identify 2 different types of genetic testing available.
  • The learner will be able to identify 2 genetic links found to be associated with CAS.

Timed Agenda

0-10 minutes history of the search for the etiology of CAS
11-20 minutes Intro to genes, genetic testing and genetic malformations
20 – 30 minutes Results and outcomes of current genetics research
30-45 minutes description of Haley’s Genetic Testing Journey with her son
45-55 minutes description of SetBP1 disorder



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