All posts tagged: Myths and Facts related to CAS

Say That Again: Mother Knows Best

By Leslie Lindsay Here’s a post that ran over the summer when I was a guest blog on The Speech Ladies Blog.  Thought it was worth repeating as we struggle with myths and facts related to CAS.  Of course, next week is Thanksgiving and you are likely to be spending some time with your own mother (or mother-in-law).  These myths and facts just may help you get through dinner.    (image source: http://www.smashboxstudios.com/yello/2012/05/weekend-shenanigans-may-11-13-2012/vintage-mother-lg/) Your Mother Says:  “Einstein was a late-talker.”  You can respond:  “That may be true, but he was also a mathematical genius.” Einstein began talking at age three but he was still not fluent when he turned nine.  Research on Einstein’s brain suggested to some neuroscientists that he was a late-talker because of the unusual development of his brain, as revealed by an autopsy.  No one knows if this is the reason why Einstein took so long to develop the ability to speak, much less whether this is true of the other people of outstanding intellect who were also late in beginning to speak.  (See “The …