DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2008.119438


A 6-year-old girl of Irish, English, and French ancestry was referred to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation of developmental delay. She presented with expressive language delay with disarticulation. She did not speak in phrases until age 3, and formal testing revealed a language equivalent of 3 years 4 months when she was 5 years 6 months old (Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals–Preschool) and an IQ of 64 (Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence). Gross motor development was also delayed; she first walked at age 17–18 months. She never had any developmental regression. There was a family history of learning disability in her mother and a maternal uncle, and a maternal first cousin once removed was born with myelomeningocele.