[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1105008]
Prof Angela Morgan
Brief description Half a million Australian children have a speech/language disorder, tripling their changes of poor academic outcomes, limited employment options and social isolation. Current speech therapy is outdated, focusing on symptoms and ignoring important evidence on underlying aetiologies. I will transform detection, diagnosis and treatment of speech/language disorders to optimise patient outcomes, by identifying and translating findings on genes and brain pathways leading to these conditions.
Funding Amount $AUD 484,763.26
Funding Scheme Practitioner Fellowships