ASHFoundation Recipient Investigates Whether Childhood Apraxia of Speech Limits Speech Acquisition in Children with Autism

In The ASHA Leader’s March 2018 Foundational Questions column, Karen Chenausky, a 2016 Clinical Research Grant recipient, discusses how her ASHFoundation funding enabled her to investigate the question: How prevalent is childhood apraxia of speech in minimally verbal children with autism? Chenausky hopes develop some reliable clinical measures that can help identify which minimally verbal children might respond to speech treatment and which children are unlikely to; and to help these children move from the single-word stage to word combinations, or even sentences, at no matter what age.