There are a few research studies that have examined reading development in children with CAS. A recent study (Miller, et. al, 2019) studied the reading skills of children with a history of CAS and compared their reading skills to a larger group of children with other speech sound disorders. The researchers found that 65% of the children with CAS were classified as low-proficiency readers compared to 24% of the children with other types of speech sound disorders. They also found that deficits in oral language and phonological awareness skills (the realization that words are made of sounds) were the greatest risk factor for low proficiency reading. This research suggests that all children with CAS should be considered “at risk” for reading problems, and that early intervention and careful monitoring of reading development is especially important for children with CAS.
Ways Parents Can Help
Here are some things parents can do to help their child with CAS develop reading proficiency: