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(KSL News) New research suggests more than 6 percent of children along the Wasatch Front have a communication disorder.
The study published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology looked at children in Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties.
The study suggests 6.3 percent of those children have language development, articulation, voice or stuttering problems that require help from specially trained therapists.
Experts suggest the high percentage correlates with a spike in autism cases. They say communication disorders are 8.5 times more prevalent in children with autism.