Is Developmental Apraxia Of Speech (DAS) Hereditary?
My Grandson who will be four soon has Developmental Apraxia of Speech. When he was younger he too was showing signs of what was thought to be autism, but that was ruled out.
His speech therapist, as well as our family, help him out and he has learned a few words and phrases and is coming along. He is also getting less frustrated when I have him repeat what I say.
Back to my question… I am almost 50 years old and I also had Apraxia when I was younger (as did my father). All I really have now is sort of a stutter when I try to speak too quickly, but the words are sometimes hard to get out.
My son, the father of my Grandson never had any trouble learning to talk, quite the opposite, he was an early talker.
Would it be wrong to say it is hereditary? Will my Grandson’s children have it?