- Delayed speech
- Gross and fine motor delays
- Sensory integration difficulties
- Sensitivity to sound, touch, movement
- Low muscle tone
- Problems with spelling and math
Individuals with KS often have auditory processing and language based learning disabilities. These have been identified in 70-80% of children with KS.
- Expressive speech and language
- Receptive language
- Lower skills in auditory, memory, confrontation naming (word retrieval), and verbal fluency
- Specific reading disability ~50-75%
- Individuals may experience delays in meeting speech and language milestones.
- Difficulty in conversation, expressing personal thoughts, opinions and needs may occur
If learning difficulties aren’t addressed it can lead to lower academic achievement, reduced self-esteem, and behavior problems.