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Dr. Adithya Karthik

Speech Therapist, Bangalore

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Dr. Adithya Karthik Speech Therapist, Bangalore
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Dr. Adithya Karthik is a trusted Speech Therapist in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can visit him at Lifesound Speech & Hearing Clinic in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Adithya Karthik on Lybrate.com.

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Sir i stammer while speak, so please advise what 2 do ? shuold i go for speech therapy or what ?

Advanced Aesthetics
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
First understand your problem. is it sosomething that you can do within yourselfmething that you can do within yourself, then you would not need medication then you would not need medication test urslf against the mirror and talk as if you are giving a speech. practice is this a few times I'm sure you will get better. If not then you can take medication under a special doctor advise
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Hi doctor Actually I used to sing and preparing for auditions but then I fell ill and suffered from cold and now I can not sing anymore. please tell me if it temporary. Will I get my voice back or not? At one side I was ready for auditions and now I can not even sing casually. No low notes, no high notes and the voice quality sounds terrible. I want to get my voice back.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
If the voice changed due to cold it will revert back do not worry, some viral illnesses take a long time to heal. Consult an expert ENT so scarring or vocal nodule is not formed.
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I stammer alot. Whenever I am angry or nervous or maybe speak in a rush, I stammer. Mostly in vowels. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I stammer alot. Whenever I am angry or nervous or maybe speak in a rush, I stammer. Mostly in vowels. What should I do?
Please Do meditation regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily Practice for good vocabulary for 30 minutes daily Take Saraswatarishta 15 ml twice daily with water for 3 mths.
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My voice has gone bad since last three days after shouting in anger. Please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand.
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From last many year am suffering from a problem that some words stuck into my mouth while speaking I went blank I know I am suffering from some thing what is that I do not know.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It appears like a social anxiety or performance anxiety. Kindly try the following: 1. Write down your thoughts and while alone, stand in front of a mirror, and slowly read it aloud or imagine that you are talking to your friend/colleague, stand in front of the mirror and say the casual dialogues that you will have with your friend, colleague. 2. Check with yourself what kind of words do you get get stuck at? are they" names" places" or are these words difficult to pronounce? write it on a paper and while alone read these words loudly. 3. Please understand that we all make mistakes. So please allow yourself to make mistakes. Try to improve upon your speaking skills and every time you notice some progress in yourself, pat yourself or reward yourself. 4. You can overcome this with more and more practice. Practice different dialogues, when you are alone, you will gain confidence by doing this. 5. Have realistic expectations from yourself. We all are good at some skills, not good at some skills. Focus on your good points and skills. You need encouragement and support. Try to be with people who will understand and appreciate your efforts. Best of luck.
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For the past two days my son stuttering during speaking. Is tat common at this age. And pl advise me what I should not do.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
Hello, first of all how old is he. Second young kids of 3 n 4 years old often appear to stutter but be careful about what you classify the problem as. Stuttering appears in kids n disappears after some time. If you feel your son stutters a lot consult a speech therapist in person. Regards.
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Hello Drs. My 6 and half year old younger daughter is still unable to understand the normal life. As per blood test and all she used medicines like SOMAZINA, LEVIPIL, ATTENTROL AND SYP BRAINWISE ETC., FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, PHYSICALLY SHE SO CUTE AND NOBODY CAN IMAGINE THAT SHE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND. SHE ONLY SPEAKS MUMMY, PAPA NANNI LIKE THAT. SPEECH THERAPY ALSO DONE FOR ONE AND HALF YEARS BUT NOT SATISFIED RESULT. DR TOLD SHE WAS ATTACKED BY RUBELA VIRUS. MY QUESTION IS VERY SIMPLE , THAT CAN SHE SPEAK AND CAN LIVE LIKE A NORMAL KIDS? PLS ADVISE

Masters in Speech Therapy
Speech Therapist, Delhi
She needs to learn everything through speech and language therapy, special education and may be she needs occupational therapy. Through intensive training she can Learn and live like normal people although not hundred percent normal but near to that life. But can't say anything clear without seeing her. This is only on the base of condition you explained. Therapies will go for a long time and leave good results. If you are from Delhi.You can show her to me.
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Dear Sir/madam, iam suffering from stammering problem, in normal time it is light but when speak in public like giving speeches it will be more, pls give me suggestions, that how to overcome this problem.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Prasad, Welcome to lybrate. Stammering is "speaking with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words" or "say something with difficulty, repeating the initial letters of words and with sudden involuntary pauses". Stammering could be due to two reasons. First reason is Vocal cord misalignment. Second is Psychological performance anxiety. First of all you should consult an ENT Specialist and evaluate your vocal chords. If there is problem, ENT specialist will be able to correct it. If there is no problem with your vocal chords, You should consult a psychologist for stammer therapy. Take care.
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Some words are not pronounced clearly by me. How I can prounce the words clearly. And that disorder is from my childhood please suggest me how I should do?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Dear lybrate-user which words difficulty pronounce, if you do the place & manner of articulation you can pronounce clearly but first you consult the speech therapist near by your area then apply the technique.
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I think I he been facing some mental problem as my family says. Some time I anger to much to them. Using loud voice. I started to thinking to much about my future. My marriage. Started feeling lonely most of the time and started to find job to comes out from loneliness bt that one also not helps me. Old suggest me what should I do right now. M I a mentally seek person?

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I think I he been facing some mental problem as my family says. Some time I anger to much to them. Using loud voice. ...
Mood swings will be better word to describe it. Thinking about future and marriage is not bad but only thinking and not doing any fruitful thing for that is the concern. Try to be social go for walks enjoy some activities which you like doing. You are not sick in any ways trust your own self don't doubt. Take care. For further assistance you can book appointment. Dipal Mehta counsellor Psychologist Metaphor Therapist Consciousness healer.
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I have speaking problem. I speak with halt. I mean stammering. Can I get rid from it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, I think speech therapy will help you and try to to repeat those words on which you stammer , means those are not clearly spoken. Take care.
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I am 19. My voice is heavy and rough .what should I do. I think its a reason of drinking milk daily from years. Help me to get a good voice.

MBBS
General Physician, Malappuram
The third stage of male puberty occurs around age 13 or 14, but frequently as early as 11 or late as 16. Pubic hair begins to grow darker and fuller, and the penis now begins to grow in length. The testicles continue growing, erections become commonplace and the boy gains in height at a rate of over 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) a year. The voice may begin "breaking" or "cracking." This is when the boy's voice suddenly and uncontrollably changes pitch mid-word or sentence, due to the growth of the larynx and the lengthening of the vocal cords. Stage four of male puberty commonly takes place when a boy is around 14 or 15 years old. Hair begins showing up in the armpits and on the face, and pubic hair begins to grow coarse. The boy's voice will even out and become deeper. The stage-four boy can use this deeper voice to yell forcefully at the mirror when he sees his new acne, due to his ever-more-oily skin. He begins to grow taller and even faster, at about 4 inches (10.2 centimeters) a year. The penis now grows thicker and continues to lengthen.
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I am 23 years old. I had stammering problem since the age of 7. I had attended speech therapy clas. But it is not during. please suggest me he the stammering will cure.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Hi there, I am very glad for your question. Exercises for stammering Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Many people who stammer have found these exercises to be beneficial in reducing the intensity and in some cases, completely curing stammering problem. The exercises should preferably be done every night in a secluded area, before going to bed. An exercise regimen comprising of the following exercises are beneficial in treatment and cure of stammering. Stammering Exercise #1 Loudly and clearly pronounce the vowels A, E, I, O and U. Be overly articulate and distort your face strongly, every time you utter the vowels. Stammering Exercise #2: Open your jaws as wide as you can without exerting hard. While the jaws are still open, lift your tongue upwards to touch the roof of mouth with the tip of your tongue. While still in contact with the roof of your mouth, drag the tip of your tongue towards the back of your mouth. When your tongues get stretched to the maximum (without hurting), hold there for few seconds. Next pull out your tongue outside the mouth and stretch it downwards as if attempting to touch the chin. Hold in that position for few seconds. Repeat 4-5 times. Stammering Exercise #3: Deep breathing exercise are very effective in curing speech disorders like stammering as they help to strengthen the respiratory organs and to relax neuromuscular tension that builds up in the body. Stammering can be controlled by learning to voluntarily control the rhythm of words by implementation of specific breathing patterns. There can be many variants of deep breathing exercises and one can choose any or all exercises which he/she is comfortable doing. Some of the variants are: A) Inhale deeply through mouth and exhale slowly, immediately after inhalation. B) Inhale deeply through mouth and push your tongue outside the mouth while exhaling. C) Inhale deeply through mouth, at the same time, press your chest muscles inward. Exhale slowly You can have your own variations of these deep breathing exercises, as long as they provide some respiratory motion, swelling of the abdomen and workout for chest and other speech organs. Do not overdo any exercise and bring variations, every one or two minutes. Stammering Exercise #4: Reading exercises are helpful in identification of patterns of repetition of syllables that cause stammering and thus reduce bottlenecks of fast reading. For this exercise, take a text and read it fast without laying emphasis on the quality of speech. Speedy reading will help a subconscious identification of each word. Prefer the speed to the quality of speech. Let the words be wrongly spoken and do not stop on any particular word or syllable. This exercise, if continued for 2-3 months is very effective in relaxing muscular tension and correcting all obstructions of the speech. Stammering Exercise #5 Singing is a very effective exercise for stammering. Singing helps the sufferer learn to better control breath and the phonatory muscles. Another very effective treatment for stammering involves participation in theatrical activities. Theatre helps shed down several inhibitions and is very effective remedy for stammering. Lifestyle Changes to Treat Stammering Fighting inferiority complex: Developing confidence in ones own ability to speak correctly is probably the only real solution to cure stammering. However building self-confidence when one makes nervous mistakes in every sentence is not easy. Inferiority complex is natural in people who stammer. Dealing with this complex is the most paramount task in overcoming stammering. Talking openly when the person approaches with the subject is vital in handling this complex. Maintaining a relaxed environment at home gives the child an opportunity to speak without stress. Watch out your breath: As a general thumb rule, one should breathe from the belly and not from the chest. Breathing from the belly naturally calms down and relaxes nervous and muscular tension and is a helpful habit in curing stammering and related disorders. Family support: Family support is of vital importance in treatment of stammering. Family members should use all possible means to deliver the person of his state of anxiety which is the only cause of stammering in a large number of cases. Family members must: Not punish or react harshly on a person who is stammering Listen carefully, when such a person speaks Adapt to speak slowly and not interrupt when a person stammers Be patient and wait for the person to complete words Not complete sentences or words when such a person is trying to speak. Consulting a speech therapist: Speech therapy has been used to cure or reduce the intensity of stammering. Speech therapist try to diagnose the causes of stammering and accordingly prescribe exercises, medications and/or scalpel intervention in certain cases. In case of physiological defects, speech therapy is compulsory to treat stammering. While speech therapist mainly concentrate on speech corrections, they may also adopt psychotherapies like hypnosis, impoco, role plays or cognitive behavioral therapy, if diagnosis suggests a psychological cause for stammering. Many therapist also use acupuncture, yoga spa treatment and other relaxation techniques to assist in treatment of stammering. Many cities have specialized speech therapy centers which offer intensive cures and therapies for stammering. Hearing aid: There are also some hearing aids that help to reduce or eliminate stammering. The electronic device records the user’s voice using a microphone and sends it back to his ears after a delay of about split seconds or at a slightly different frequency. Simultaneous speaking and the ability to listen to how it is heard by others is very effective in helping one who stammers correct his errors. Though familiarization with the device may take up to a few months, they often succeed in breaking the psychological barrier that prevents normal speech. Once the barrier is broken and the practitioner gains confidence, he/she can start speaking normally without using the device. Food for those who stammer While there are no particular foods that can be used to cure stammering, some food are known to be beneficial for speech organs. For instance, chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestions. Thus they can be taken internally in moderate quantities to address symptoms of stammering. Other recommendations for Treating Stammering Stammering is known to be aggravated by fatigue, anxiety or nervousness. A positive environment at home and at workplace is of paramount importance in helping a Person who stammers cure his disorder. Above all, stammering can not be cured overnight. It takes time and patience but the rewards at the end of it all are really worth the time. Stammering Trivia What’s common amongst Aristotle, Churchill, Darwin, Moses and Rousseau? Ans: They all stammered! I hope this helps. I wish you a very quick and speedy recovery.
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My brother is 15 years old. He is not able to speak sentences properly he has a iq of 70 but not suffering from autism or other mental disorder. Was weak in studies, but able to do calculations upto 2-3rd std. What should we do. Is he able to live normal life like marriage etc.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Since he comes under the definition of mild mental retardation (now called general intellectual disability), he will always have limitations in his daily living. Still an I q of 70 means that he can manage most of the routine things with little assistance. You and your parents should focus on training him for self care, travel, communication and perhaps a simple vocation that he can turn into an occupation. Marriage, like any other legal contract, requires both parties (bride and groom) to fully understand the nature of the contract, at the time of the alliance. The iq by itself doesn't matter. Every person with an iq of 70 will have different levels of understanding. That is the legal angle. So he can get married. However, focus on making him as independent as possible.
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I am 30 year old I have speech problem some words I cant speak clearly eg l and s.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Speech therapy from a well qualified professional will solve your problem. Misarticulation errors in speech can be corrected.
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I am suffering from cold all time and my voice is low and not cleared and I cannot speak loudly. What I can do.

D.H.l.S.,BASLP, B.ED. S.E.
Speech Therapist, Delhi
I am suffering from cold all time and my voice is low and not cleared and I cannot speak loudly. What I can do.
Speech and language assessment properly speech therapist daley exercise by sweet hot water bubbles aa, ee, uu, ah, ah sound high pitch exercise continue.
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I am 21 years old. I am suffering from stammering problem since last 8-10 years. What should I do?

M.Phill
Psychologist, Chennai
Let your mind relax. Think about someone you feel comfortable talking with. Start talking softly. Visualize thoughts and words to stop stammering. Slow down your speed of speaking. Do relaxation and breathing exercises. Consult speech pathologist.
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Whenever I get up in the morning my voice changes and I have difficulty in speaking and also feel pain in throat. After drinking some water and clearing my throat I get relief. But to avoid this what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Whenever I get up in the morning my voice changes and I have difficulty in speaking and also feel pain in throat. Aft...
1.It may be due to chronic pharyngitis. 2. Do warm saline gurgling 2-3 imes regularly. 3.Take throat lozenges. 4.Avoid drinking cold water. 5. If no relief, get your throat examined by ENT specialist
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Hi. My voice has become hoarse and not able to sing. Feels heavy throat. Sometime feels tightness in neck. Lot of mucus feels on one side of neck. Tongue is being pulled back when facing upwards. please help me resume my singing.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user, you feel that your voice has changed. Okay, many reasons may be, it may be due to maturity or due to overuse. Do not worry. Relax. Give some rest to your voice as well. In the meantime check with ENT specialist, if everything is normal, that is voice cords, tongue throat. Get back to me for further discussion along with the ENT check up results (meaning doctors suggestion). Everything will bcom normal. Time is there. Take care. Be cool. With regards,
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