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Cowbird
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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?

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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.



Cintakmarka
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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.