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Anthony's voice is normal.  He has loads of issues with annunciation and the typical speech issues with his dx. He has auditory processing issues, too.  But, his voice is normal and he uses the correct inflection in his speech.My son has Aspergers and his voice sounds like whatever character he is quoting from on the most recent movie he has been watching. He laughs but I think it is a "memorized"  response.   Speech has really been teaching him how to use different voices for emotion and use inflection when talking.  Before he started working with this speech therapist his voice was very monotone and almost robot like, like the "Leap Pad "games and the educational ABC toys that talk.

Presley's speech is very loud.  I'm always telling him "I'm right next to you.  Try not to shout."  Originally I thought it may have been because of the problems with his ears (he's had tubes twice) and the ENT confirmed it a couple of years ago.  Now I'm pretty sure it's releated to ASD.  His voice is also pretty monotone.  There is never any emotion. 

The funny thing, though, is that he sounds just like me.  Anyone who calls on the phone when I answer asks to talk to my mom.  My husband even started talking to him on the phone about something he shouldn't have because he thought it was me.

Nina38863.2369907407My daughters voice is also monotone and very matter of fact! She gets an extremely high pitched voice when she is emotional!My son's voice has always been normal.  At 15, he sounds exactly like my husband (sob,sob).  He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, not AS.  His aspie friends DO have odd voices. I think this changes a lot for most of them when their voices lower.  However, odd voices is one of the unusual traits of AS.  As is unusual gait.

The best way I could describe my son's voice would be a toddler-like falsetto..lol He waivers between that and a typical voice. At one point one of the staff members at the IEP wondered if they could work on that in speech, but the SES said that's not something they can write in because it's not necessarily a goal. They felt it was just his voice tone and not really an issue.

My older son has a more monotone, drawn out speech, with alot of "ahhh's and ummm's" in between the words. When he was younger his pitch was quite high too.

At one time I found a site..... pediatricneurology.com or .org .....where a person could listen to the speech patterns of ASD kids. I went to it several times before her dx, just so I could laugh and cry at the same, feel comforted in knowing what dx was coming ....... kinda sad, too.

My son's voice is high also.  There are all different voices he has also.  Sometimes he will barely whisper when he is speaking and other times it's way too loud.  Sometimes it sounds very babyish.  Sometimes his voice is very deep sounding.  It's almost like he hasn't picked his real voice yet..LOL 

Karrie

Reading a post by TreyCool where he said the SLP was concerned by his son's high pitched voice, got me thinking. My son also has a high-pitched, sing song way of speaking...and it is LOUD.  It sounds very babyish most of the time. He will be four in December, so I would assume if he were NT his voice would be more modulated?
Just wanting to know what kind of voice pattern do  children on the spectrum usually have?
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My son I guess sounds monitone.  or automated is a better word maybe.  There is not much emotion there.  It's as if he were a computer talking with a baby voice, (he still has some pronunciation issues with his speech because he has trouble articulating).  Let me see if I can write it the way it sounds to me.  "Mommy take me to school and then she pick me up and then we ride in the van and then------"  I don't know if that makes it easy to see how it might sound.  But, it is very flat and he uses alot of and's.

Sometimes my son's voice sounds very babbyish, other times it is VERY flat, and other times, it sounds very typical...I find that when he speaks on his own terms (his own thoughts, ideas, etc.) it is very natural. It seems that when demands are placed on him or he is not sure what someone is looking for in terms of a response, it is very flat....my son's speech is sounding more natural....he uses a pacing board and we are doing a phonics program at home....when he started working with a pacing board, he sounded very robotic but it corrected itself very shortly (we were warned that this is common)....btw...my son is 4 Connor speaks in the slightly monotoned manner of most Aspies.  He only gets high pitched when he becomes emotional.Jair's voice is halting, and either monotone or odd inflections in certain
words. He groups some words together. "I-wan-it. Sing-it. Song. Jingle-
Bells. All-the-way."   

Aiden is high pitched for the most part. He is only 3 though. He is also very loud. He yells "mama!" when he is right next to me and I'm like "Aiden I'm right here I can hear you please stop yelling." He is very loud 99% of the time. It's like he has trouble controlling his volume.

Amber

I "wish" i knew what AJ's voice "sounds"  like! I WILL in due time..I just KNOW it!!!  :)  Screech......


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My son was diagnosed PDD-NOS due to a speech delay, but he's as far along as most Aspies. At any rate, he has the normal range of voice and inflection, BUT HE IS SO LOUD! He doesn't seem to understand "inside voice" or quiet, althugh, if he hears something loud, he will cover his ears. He just can't seem to monitor his own tone of voice. Heck, I doubt he even knows he's yelling although he could wake the dead half a workd away my son dominic (2 1/2 w/ autism disorder) almost always has a sing-song voice that tends to be high-pitched, especially when talking to a person. if you say something like " look at the doggie" he'll reply "doggie" in that high sing-song way. i've read that a lot of children on the spectrum have this attribute to them. i don't know if it fades over time with therapies and such, but dominic will sound "normal" sometimes. so in my opinion their "real" voice is in there somewhere, kind of like how their "real" personality is in there somewhere too. only time and hard work will tell!  I know you will too Screech...hang in there!!...it will be the sweetest sound you have ever heard...

Great topic!  My son's voice is very high-pitched.  It can get almost shrill when he is excited.  He also has a sing-song quality to his speech.  It is being addressed in his IEP as cadence and prosody.  When he is feeling really confident, his voice sounds like he is an actor projecting from a stage (in tone, not volume). 

Tiffany

DS's voice only became weird at age 4. He has two voices: his weird stimming voice and his normal voice--his normal voice lately is a bit strange in terms of modulation. Sometimes it is perfectly normal, but other times it is odd.
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