Koolen-de Vries Syndrome Speech Tracker

KdVS Individuals needed for Speech Study! In this new study by the Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language, speech and language are being examined over time to help provide researchers to better understand prognosis and will help us develop more targeted speech therapies Do you or a loved one meet the following criteria?


  • confirmed to have Koolen-de Vries Syndrome by a genetic test
  • aged 6 months – adulthood
  • verbal or non-verbal
  • speak English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Portugese, or Spanish

 If so, enroll using the QR code on the flyer above or email speechtracker@mcri.edu.au. This project has been approved by the Royal Childrens Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee. This study builds on previous research showing that speech and language is a core development challenge for children with KdVS (Morgan et al., 2018 European Journal of Human Genetics).