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Non-word repetition in children with childhood apraxia of speech
Karen Forrest & Esther Duroska

Sound sequencing, as reflected in non-word repetition, is hypothesized to be a core deficit in adults with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). This study examines non-word repetition accuracy in children with typical speech development and those with CAS. Five children with speech delays suspected to be caused by CAS and five children with normal speech repeated non-word sequences that ranged from 1-4 syllables in length. Consistent with results from adults, the children with CAS were less successful at producing non-word sequences compared to their normally developing peers. Discussion centers on the relation of these results to the deficits underlying CAS.

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