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We tested whether children with apraxia of speech have poor speech perception and found that only those who had co-occurring language impairment had poor speech perception.

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Poor speech perception has been implicated in childhood apraxia of speech but this preliminary study shows that poor speech perception may be more related to co-morbid language impairment in children with apraxia of speech, then of apraxia of speech.

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This page is a summary of: Poor Speech Perception Is Not a Core Deficit of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Preliminary Findings, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, March 2018, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2017_jslhr-s-16-0106.
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