What are the CDC guidelines for assessment for speech and language therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Assessment for speech and language therapy should be performed in the following cases:

  • Younger children with suspected delays in speech and/or language development (as identified by caregiver or because of professional concerns)
  • Older patients who present with loss or impairment of functional communication ability

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