by Heidi

My almost three year old son has been in speech therapy since he was thirteen months old. He had ear tubes placed in last year and then had his frenulum clipped because he was tongue tied.

His skills in all areas of development are age appropriate, but he is still unable to produce any "true" words. His speech therapist feels that he has CAS, but we have no confirmed diagnosis yet.

I am a special education preschool teacher and have much experience working with children with expressive language delays. Because I have only always taught preschool, I do not get to see the progress children make after they move on to kindergarten.

I am wondering about prognosis and while I know it depends on the individual child and many other variables, I have many concerns for my son and his progress if he does in fact have CAS. Any advice would help. Thank you.

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Apr 25, 2012
There is hope!
by: Kate

I know of many children who with the proper intervention, have made full recoveries by 5 or 6 years of age. Of course that is depending on how early intervention began and what types of treatments and therapies were used. Some children may not be completely recovered by school age, but they at least have some verbal skills and with continued intervention can improve.

You are on the right track by starting early!

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