The researchers in this study looked at the nature of communication skills in individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). The research team used the Pre-verbal Communication Schedule to evaluate communication skills in 14 individuals with CdLS, aged five to 14 years.
They also identified a contrast group of 14 individuals with Cri du Chat syndrome (CdCS) matched for age and intellectual ability.
They found a significant difference in understanding non-vocal communication. The group with Cornelia de Lange syndrome showed greater deficit. The authors suggest that these findings might indicates a syndrome-specific deficit in understanding non-verbal communication with a dissociation between processing of verbal and non-verbal communication.
Our way of being is a function of our genome, environment and Society (epigenetic?), so knowing that people with Cornella de Lange syndrome have a preference for oral learning is helpful. Dyslexia affects 10% of the population and shares a preference for oral learning.
My concern is that by focusing on cognitive psychology, we fail to self – steam in terms of ontology and interacting within society (possible impaired access to social media.