Speech Disorder More Common In Kids With Autism, Study Finds


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Speech pathologist Michelle Helmes works with a toddler showing signs of autism. According to a new study, a speech disorder called apraxia may be far more common in kids on the spectrum. (Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS) Speech pathologist Michelle Helmes works with a toddler showing signs of autism. According to a new study, a speech disorder called apraxia may be far more common in kids on the spectrum. (Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

New research suggests that an otherwise rare speech disorder may affect nearly two-thirds of kids with autism, a finding that’s prompting calls for greater screening.

The condition called apraxia is estimated to affect just one or two out of every 1,000 children, but a study finds that 64 percent of children with autism may also have the speech disorder.

“Children with apraxia have difficulty coordinating the use of their tongue, lips, mouth and jaw to accurately produce speech sounds, so that each time they say the same word, it comes out differently, and even their parents have difficulty understanding them,” said Cheryl Tierney, an…

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One thought on “Speech Disorder More Common In Kids With Autism, Study Finds

  1. Very interesting study. I used to work with Autistic adults…and such a condition was most evident and I came across it a lot! I admire your honesty and your sharing of what you have to experience in your day to day life…Keep strong and enjoy what you do. You are truly inspirational Yoshiko! 🙂

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