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Hi KittyDaLuz and thank you for your question. Here is an answer to your question from Margaret Bauman, MD, a pediatric neurologist and director of the LADDERS Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children:
Many children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders - of which Asperger's is a part, are now recognized to have a variety of motor dysfunction, usually low muscle tone and deficits in motor planning (for example - how do I get my mouth to do what I what it to do, when I want it to do it). Tongue movement, and mouth movements can be part of this profile in some children and can impact on articulation, as well as chewing and mouth movements. The research pertaining to motor dysfunction in Autism/Asperger's is relatively new but evolving rapidly.Note: Top medical experts on autism answer questions like these on the ABC News OnCall+ Autism site: http://abcnews.com/autism .