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Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

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Joined: 19 Oct 2009
Age: 57
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27 Oct 2009, 12:18 pm

OutlawSteph wrote:
I've never been dx'ed with a voice disorder but I think have a stereotypical "child like" voice. It does concern me because of the fact that it's not what you say but how you say it. I also have prosody and volume issues that aren't extremely noticeable but more subtle. Why is this a feature of AS in women?

It's hard to be taken seriously sometimes. I've been told (in my 30s) to have my mother call back while I was taking to a real estate agent. My last boss told me she thought of me as "one of the kids".

Is there any scientific research to confirm this issue or explain why?


One of the signs of an autism-spectrum disorder is an unmodulated voice -- loud and flat for instance, like a PA announcement of bus schedules rather than a conversational tone, or can't stop mumbling. My problem for years was that people couldn't hear me, even when I thought I was bellowing like a moose. I think it's a sensory issue -- every sound is so very loud to me. Practicing with a tape recorder has helped.

Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
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18 Dec 2016, 6:52 pm

I'm very often though of as a teen boy around age 15.
My voice isn't too female sounding. Plus I'm 5'1 tall.
Adds to others confusion about my age, and gender.