The newly released film “Wonder” tells the story of a young boy who overcomes the challenges of living with the facial structural abnormality known as Treacher Collins Syndrome. Craniofacial abnormalities are actually pretty common but not always well understood, said Nancy Scherer, ASU professor and chair of the Speech and Hearing Science Department. Scherer has an appointment on the Barrow-St. Joseph’s cleft palate team, where she conducts research on the efficacy of early speech and language interventions for children with craniofacial conditions.
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