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Dr. Prabhakaran

BS in Speech Language & Hearing Sciences

Speech Therapist, bangalore

27 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Prabhakaran BS in Speech Language & Hearing Sciences Speech Therapist, bangalore
27 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Prabhakaran is one of the best Speech Therapists in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Speech Therapist for 27 years. He is a qualified BS in Speech Language & Hearing Sciences . You can meet Dr. Prabhakaran personally at Karans Speech Rehab Centre in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Prabhakaran on Lybrate.com.

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BS in Speech Language & Hearing Sciences - All India Institute of Speech & Hearing - 1990
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English

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I am a singer by profession from mumbai. I'm suffering from vocal nodules from last 6 months. I have a big size polyp in my right vocal chord. Its been 4 months m taking regular treatment. Homeopathy medicine plus vocal therapy from a renowned doctor in mumbai. But still only 20 to 30% recovery is there. I'm really tensed as my whole career depends on my voice. please suggest what should I do to get recover soon.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Vocal cord nodules are benign (noncancerous) growths on both vocal cords that are caused by vocal abuse. Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords results in soft, swollen spots on each vocal cord. These spots develop into harder, callous-like growths called nodules. The nodules will become larger and stiffer the longer the vocal abuse continues. Vocal abuse takes many forms and includes: allergies smoking tense muscles singing coaching cheerleading talking loudly drinking caffeine and alcohol (dries out the throat and vocal cords) you have to consult an ent surgeon for proper therapy, do not play with your voice.
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I have stammer problem and my age is 32. So, is it possible to reduce or end that?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mohali
Yes . Stammering can be cured at any age. The treatment make take a few months but with proper guidance and regular practice you can be completely fluent in your speech. You are free to consult me in private.
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I have problem of stammer ,I m 23 old and m professional. I have been watching I feel stammer when I want to talk in phone ,good personality person. Also when I want to start conversation to anybody I feel stammer. Mostly word start from A, P,k I feel stammer I am very disappointed with that I searched internet where I saw prayanam, Indian gooseberry also I tried homeopathy but still I do.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take Argentum Nit 30C one dose and Cosmos 30C daily for 2 weeks. It will be alright. Still if you have any queries, or this medicine does not help you, please let me know. Take care. :)
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I am suffering from stammering and I am 19 years old, female. While at home and talking to other people I stammer less but whenever I find myself in public places when I have to face public and speak I stutter alot and sometimes I have blockage due to which I am unable to even speak, I also get nervous and my stomach also hurts while speaking, I also start making faces while speaking and it gets difficult to take out words out of my mouth. So should I consult a speech therapist or a Public speaking and Personality development course ?I am confused.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am suffering from stammering and I am 19 years old, female. While at home and talking to other people I stammer les...
Dear lybrate-user, You can consult a speech therapist and attend a personality development course. Add, a clinical psychologist to the list. Those therapists know the extent of your problem and their limitations. At some stage, they may refer you to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist may offer an antidepressant and/or anxiolytic drug for few months in addition. I hope you have done ENT check up.
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I am 20 years old boy face the stuttering problem. Can not speech properly. What can I do?

MBBS
General Physician,
This is lac of se pk f confi d hence you should develop sel f confidence and clear thought process you must be clear about what you want bto spea ok or convey speak clearly and distonigly and slowly do not huury up for finishing some how. You will get the confidence. Or else you can consult a speech therapist.
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Autism in Children

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Delayed Speech: Can it be autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females. A recent study in US found 1 in 68 children suffering from autism.
What are some common signs of autism?

The hall feature of ASD is impaired social interaction. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement.

Children with an ASD may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social cues, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, and don’t watch other people’s faces for clues about appropriate behaviour. They lack empathy.

Many children with an ASD engage in repetitive movements such as rocking, or self-abusive behaviour such as biting or head-banging. They also tend to start speaking later than other children. Children with an ASD don’t know how to play interactively with other children. Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favourite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking.

Children with characteristics of an ASD may have co-occurring conditions, including Fragile X syndrome (which causes mental retardation), tuberous sclerosis, epileptic seizures, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder. About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.
How is autism diagnosed?

Very early indicators that require evaluation by an expert include:
• no babbling or pointing by age 1
• no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2
• no response to name
• loss of language or social skills
• poor eye contact
• excessive lining up of toys or objects
• No smiling or social responsiveness.

If you find any of these features in your child, please consult the local pediatrician or child neurologist if available who can assess your child in detail. There is no single blood test to diagnose autism. However, the doctor needs to look into certain disorders in which children have similar features or having features of autism in addition to other signs of that disorder. E.g. Tuber sclerosis, Landau-kleffner syndrome (a form of Epilpesy), other childhood epilepsies, some metabolic and genetic disease. So your doctor may do some blood test, hearing assessment, EEG, etc. depending upon the presenting features and assessment.

What role does inheritance play?

Twin and family studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism. Identical twin studies show that if one twin is affected, there is up to a 90 percent chance the other twin will be affected. In families with one child with ASD, the risk of having a second child with the disorder is approximately 5 percent, or one in 20. This is greater than the risk for the general population.

Do symptoms of autism change over time?
For many children, symptoms improve with treatment and with age. Children whose language skills regress early in life (before the age of 3) appear to have a higher than normal risk of developing epilepsy or seizure-like brain activity. During adolescence, some children with an ASD may become depressed or experience behavioural problems, and their treatment may need some modification as they transition to adulthood. People with an ASD usually continue to need services and supports as they get older, but many are able to work successfully and live independently or within a supportive environment.

How is autism managed?

There is no cure for ASDs. However, it is important to diagnose it early and look for associated conditions like ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), Epilepsy, sleep disorders, etc. Earlier is intervention, better is the outcome. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. The ideal treatment plan coordinates therapies and interventions that meet the specific needs of individual children.

Educational/behavioural interventions: Therapists use highly structured and intensive skill-oriented training sessions to help children develop social and language skills, such as Applied Behavioural Analysis. Family counselling for the parents and siblings of children with an ASD often helps families cope with the particular challenges of living with a child with an ASD.
Medications: Doctors may prescribe medications for treatment of specific autism-related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic medications are used to treat severe behavioural problems. Seizures can be treated with one or more anticonvulsant drugs. Medication used to treat people with attention deficit disorder can be used effectively to help decrease impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Other therapies: There are a number of controversial therapies or interventions available, but few, if any, are supported by scientific studies. Parents should use caution before adopting any unproven treatments. Although dietary interventions have been helpful in some children, parents should be careful that their child’s nutritional status is carefully followed.

Conclusion: Autism is seen commonly now a day. The main features are delayed speech, poor eye contact and social interaction and restricted interest with repetitive behaviour. Parents and physician should aware of its early symptoms so that early intervention can be started.

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I'm 22years old. I'm suffering from stammering. I am not a born stammer. This problem is from childhood when I tried to used to copy one of my friend. This problem has now become a huge trouble for me. I cannot communicate with people properly. When I'm in tension my stammering level goes to its pick. Im unable to face any interview. I know its moreover a mental problem than physical. But I don't know how to come over with this problem. Please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I'm 22years old. I'm suffering from stammering. I am not a born stammer. This problem is from childhood when I tried ...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This will surely help you.
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Sir when ever there is a slightly loud sound around me I face difficulty to talk and I have to put more energy to talk and try to speak loud from as usual . Kindly help me regarding it.

M.Sc - Honours in Counselling Psychology, Bachelors in Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello lybrate-user, its very much normal to use a little higher energy and sound when there is disturbances in the external environment. But, if you feel that this is very disturbing than the usual, then you may have to talk to someone, an expert. Write contact us for further help.
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Will stammering fade away with age? My age is 19? What a stammer does usually to cure himself?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a psychiatrist evaluation.
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My frn shyam have some voice problem, in short you can he has little stammering problem, is this any treatment for himm.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.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. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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I hve problem of stammering and shuttering. How can I remove it? Please give me suggestions.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Secunderabad
Stammering or stuttering is a 100% curable problem. By the means of fluency therapy you can get it rectified. But intially you have to get it assessed for accurate diagnosis and treatment program.
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Sir I am Yahiya khan I am suffering from stammering problem for last 3-4 years before that my father is also the sufferer of this problem. Due to this problem I feel great inconvenience before speaking anyone. And I should not able to answer the question oral in class whether I know the answer well. I should not express my word because of this problem. Sir please help me as soon as possible. I hope you are feel my problem of voice. Thank you!

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Dear lybrate-user when you speaking some one reduce your speech of rate, take a small breath when staring the words & less the nervousness be freely with your classroom or friend circle. Consult the speech therapist & take the speech therapy because their are some technic apply for you. I hope after take speech therapy solve your problem.
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Doc, follow up question, im using now hearing aid and I can hear everything around me but still the words are not clear but when I pull out my hearing aids, I can understand them and identified them but in and louder voice. What do you think happen to my ears? Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Doc, follow up question, im using now hearing aid and I can hear everything around me but still the words are not cle...
You do take time to adjust to hearing aid still consult your ENT specialist and discuss your problem with him your hearing aid might need some adjustments
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Almost one year I lost my sound. Not able to speak. Because no sound. Only air is coming out. I was okk. But when I had spicy food. Suddenly I lost my sound. Lots of meditation are doing every day. But no use. Please advice me by giving a name of a medicine. I'm in France. Please give a good medicine name.

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 Suhail. Loss of voice completely is not a normal or common case. Whole of vocal chords must be involved. Please follow the present treatment or consult an experienced ENT surgeon. Take care
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My father is 85 years old and he is facing problem in his vocal code his voice volume is also decreasing day by day. In morning the voice is even better but as the day passes his struggle increases. We consulted a Dr. too he mentioned the decease as " Left v.c. Palsy" he gave following medicines for 7 dayz. 1 Tab defect 12 mg (Twice a. Day) 2 Tab Neurobion force 3 Tab dompan Please sir tell me in detail what decision should we take according to his age.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
My father is 85 years old and he is facing problem in his vocal code his voice volume is also decreasing day by day. ...
If your father is having left vocal cord paralysis, investigations should be done to know the cause. If no cause is found ( idiopathic) one can hope for recovery with voice therapy within 1 to 3 months. Oral steroids may be tried.
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Hi. I m 22years old boy. I had social phobia problem. Like stage fear and whenever I started taking to new person my Voice becomes low and shaky and mind blocks not work in some situation like interview and also totally shy person when talking with females. How to overcome that.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi. I m 22years old boy. I had social phobia problem. Like stage fear and whenever I started taking to new person my ...
You will have to build up your experience and slowly you will be a normal person and I will suggest you to take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Sir I have recent stammering problem what can I do fr it to cure. What is its treatment?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Stammering is typically recognised by a tense struggle to get words out. This makes it different from the normal non-fluency we all experience which includes hesitations and repetitions. Commonly it involves repeating or prolonging sounds or words, or getting stuck without any sound (silent blocking). Sometimes people put in extra sounds or words. Often people lose eye contact. Some people who stammer talk their way round difficult words so that you may not realise they stammer at all. This avoidance of words, and avoidance of speaking in some or many situations, is an important aspect of stammering. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is highly variable for the person who stammers who may be fluent one minute and struggling to speak the next. Get an mri brain and eeg with a neurologist evaluation.
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I am suffering for stammer. What can I do? I coursed a training But not improved Tell me plz.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
By constant and patient training and making your mind to utter words slowly and by practising i n front of mirror slowly you can improve and some may have stammer when excited in speech or anxious.There is no medicine for it
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I am 18 years male and I am having puberphonia. All doctors are saying me to consult an speech therapist. I need to know what does an speech therapy can do to cure puberphonia? And how many days to cure that? Tell me what will they do.

MBBS
General Physician,
puberphonia can be very easily treated by voice therapy(vocal exercises) in most of the cades.duration mostly can be variable. ranging from week to two weeks. puberphonia a male as peaks in high pitch voice (female like) even after age of 14 yes so you have to consult a speech therapist. it can be cured.
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