My 23 year old son who has Athetosis with ataxic overtones is having problems with his speech. He was about six before he could speak reasonably distinctly, thanks to intensive speech therapy but now his speech is deteriorating. I thought it was my deteriorating hearing which was causing me to struggle to understand him, especially on the phone but his team of carers have brought the problem up at a recent staff meeting with his case manager. Has anyone had any experience in this field. His case manager says she will bring in a speech and language therapist,(if she remembers). Incidentaly she hasn't bothered to ask my opinion.