Saturday, September 24, 2011

Speech Sample - Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech - 23 months

This is an audio clip from a video we took on 2-12-2011. Ava is 23 months old. At this point Ava was about six weeks into receiving speech services. Ava and I were laying on the floor and she was making some observations about the striped shirt I was wearing.

In the last audio sample, four weeks prior to this one, Ava produced 10 utterances in a little under a minute. Those utterances included four different words. She used one consonant (/d/) and three vowels (/Ɛ/, /Λ/, /OƱ/).

Here is the new sample:

In this audio sample Ava's utterances are:
"brown" /baƱ/
"brown" /baƱ/
"black" /bæ/
"brown" /baƱ/
"white" /wæ/
"two" /tu/
"there" /dæ/
""black" /bæ/
"more" /mɔ/
"no, no" /noƱ noƱ/
"yeah" /jæ/
"no, mama" /noƱ mama/
"no" /noƱ/

That's 13 utterances total in just over a minute. Two of them are two-word utterances. Nine different words are used. She went from using one consonant to using seven. In the last sample she used three vowel sounds and in this one she uses six vowel sounds. In four weeks, Ava made huge strides in her speech.


  1. I am not sure if you still use this blog but I just stumbled upon it. I have a 2 and a half year old son who has not been formally diagnosed with apraxia but it is looking likely. He doesn't speak any full words at this point. I am amazed at the progress your daughter made in just 4 weeks. My son has been in speech therapy for almost a year and has made little progress. How did she progress so quickly? And how did she get diagnosed so young??


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