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Dr. Tannistha

MASLP

Speech Therapist, Chennai

5 Years Experience
Dr. Tannistha MASLP Speech Therapist, Chennai
5 Years Experience
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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. Tannistha is a renowned Speech Therapist in Mylapore, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 5 years of experience as a Speech Therapist. She is a MASLP . She is currently associated with SWAPNA THERAPY CENTRE in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Tannistha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MASLP - Manipal University - 2012
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How to get rid of stage fear? I often feel tense to give speech in front of my colleagues and students. I don't get words to speak.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
It's a very comman problem. You need to practice at home with your friends, and go ahead. Just do it once and the fear will disappear. It's not a speech problem.
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At what age child can speak normally. My child got three years and one month but he is still can't speak well.

M.Sc - Psychology
Psychologist,
Hello, generally in the second year. Please consult a paediatric specialist and speech therapist as soon as possible. Regards.
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Hi! My dad is 63 years old. So this problem started last August, when we noticed that he is having some speech issue. It was like as if he is eating something and talking, when actually his mouth was completely empty. Then the frequency of this slurring increased in some weeks/months (can not recall). When we met our doctor, he advised to get an MRI done. On getting the MRI he concluded that it is because of diabetes and blood pressure that some muscles of the tongue are weak. Since november, my dad is controlling diabetes and blood pressure and has also lost 10 kgs (he was overweight, with strict diet and exercise he has lost 10 kgs and now weighs 80 kgs) So, the slurring problem increased and now its not slurring but lisping. We also noticed that his tongue is not able to touch the roof of the mouth. And there is always some burning sensation on some part of the tongue. We met a few renowned doctors but nothing was concluded. We met a neurologist, who recommended the following tests. MRI, diffused and contrast RNT THYROID ECHO ULTRASOUND OF THE NECK. All the above tests were normal. On meeting our neurologist the last time, he has given the following conclusions. He said - His tongue muscles are weak, And blood supply to the blood is not appropriate. And has given us some medicines. Although on his prescription he has written the following. D/d Multi infarct state e bulbar palsy Bulbar palsy onset AHC He has also written follow up to see for evolution/ evaluation of AHC disease. As you can see what he said and what he wrote was completely different. My question is I did my research on Ahc and bulbar palsy, yes it is very scary but some symptoms are not matching with the symptoms of Ahc and bulbar palsy. He also said - there is no test to conclude this disease, if nothing happens after having the given medicines. We will conclude that he is suffering from Ahc and bulbar palsy. Symptoms that differ His walking is perfect - daily walks for more than 7 kms His muscles are strong No problem with swallowing Please help me out in this.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Dear lybrate user, you can try consulting a dentist who hs done masters in oral medicine and radiology or in oral pathology. With aging tongue muscles tend to become weak n also mouth gets dry making them difficult to speak properly or swallow. Moistness of mouth also plays a role in speech. Wen a person loses mutiple teeth, the space available for tongue increases n tongue seems to noticably increase in size in older patients. This again causes difficulty in speech. With aging, weak muscle n nerves coupled with slight increased side tongue n absence of muliplt teeth or complete absence of teeth may cause incomplete control over tongue. Taste buds greatly reduce in number with aging causing bald tongue. Nutritional deficiency esp iron deficiency can cause bald tongue n inflamation easily.
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Sir I am suffer from stammering. My confidence level is very low when I stutter. Is there any remedy for it. Pliz suggest me.

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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I am suffering from too much fear for small sounds around me and I feel pain in back side of head and backache. I feel tension neck will become stiff and I feel dizziness in head and imbalance walking and stammering and shaking sensation please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering from too much fear for small sounds around me and I feel pain in back side of head and backache. I fee...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult physician for further management.
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I am 23 years young. at the age of 7 to still I have stammering problem so I can't speak with higher authority then my friends were criticized me. please help me. Then I am always feel very tired so my fingers automatically shake so how can I control this help me.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
First you must leave your inferior complex and nobody is perfect or no one has authority to stamp anyone so everyone is capable of something so do remember this and kindly seek expert counsellors best wishes.
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I am 50 Years of mail, I was Seek by typhoid. That time typhoid is a very serious of ill at Native Place side. There was getting Poor treatment so the all body and brain was fried by fever. (Bukhar) That time my circumstances was 22 days unconscious. Year 1979 My voice was completely band. I can`t speak One Year. Till 1980 I got Voice but not clear. Day by day my voice get but some time getting Depression and I can`t Speak Properly. Always I get Crazy. And voice getting (Chirakne) and and I can not Speak easily Getting Trouble to speak.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 50 Years of mail,  I was Seek by typhoid.
That time typhoid is a very serious of ill at Native Place side. There...
Breathe deeply and exhale on a hisssssssing sound. Repeat 10 times. Proper breathing is the foundation for a healthy voice AND control over nervous energy that can make the voice quiver. Say “Mm-mmm (as in yummy) Mmm-hmm (like yes) ” Repeat 5 times. This develops mask resonance, which creates a clean and vibrant sound by creating a clean approximation of the cords and a resonance that will sound great and project easily. Say “Mm-mmm. Mmm-hmm.” up and down your vocal range, from low to middle to high and back again, 10 times.
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1 years ago, I had a very soft voice. People think that that it was a girl on the phone although I'm a boy. So, I tried to stress my voice by hardening it. Because of which, My voice is very harsh now. And I keep stuttering whenever I sing any Rap Song. Which was not a issue for me, Not at all. So, I would like to know, How can I improve my voice quality and Speak fluently and clearly like before.

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 lybrate-user. Please don't worry about your voice now. You are just 14. When you attain the age of around 18, automatically your voice will change. If you worry too much, you may have anxiety disorder. Take care.
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Causes and symptoms of Delayed Speech

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Causes and symptoms of Delayed Speech

It might happen that you may not find your child, at twelve months to two years of age, at the same level as their peers in verbal communication. You think it's just a developmental problem they are facing and put off seeking professional advice; an intrinsically wrong step to take, because your child might be suffering from Speech Delay.
Delayed speech, or alalia, can be roughly defined as a delay in the development and use of the biological mechanisms that produce speech.
The symptoms of speech delay are roughly categorized into age related groups, generally beginning at the age of 12 months and continuing through the early adolescence, and they are:
1. Age-12 months
a. It is indeed a symptom if your child cannot point at objects or cannot manage gestures, such as waving good-bye.
b. Another symptom is that if your child does not prefer to communicate verbally as much as his/her peers.
2. Age-15-18 months
a. If your child is unable to pronounce familiar syllables or simply cannot call you even by this time, it's a worrying symptom.
b. You find your child unable to, or simply not reciprocating to 'no', 'hello', 'hi', 'bye'.
c. If your child is unable to extend his/her vocabulary up to 15 words by fifteen months, then it's a symptom.
3. Age-2-4 years
a. You find your child unable to spontaneously produce speech and words.
b. Another worrying symptom is if your child is lacking consonant sounds at the beginning and end of words while speaking.
c. If you still find your child unable to form simple sentences and words, then it is indeed a troubling symptom, confirming the disorder.
The causes for the speech delay disorder are:
1. A primary cause can be physical disruption in parts of the mouth such lips or palate, which may be deformed.
2. Another serious cause can be an oral-motor dysfunction which is the disruption in the creation of the specific area of the brain which deals with speech and communication.
3. The disorder can also be attributed to impairment in the development of the child's intellectual, receptive and expressive abilities.
4. There can also be psychological causes involving school environment and peer relationships which might lead to disruption of speech patterns and reluctance in speech expression and development. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My voice was very good. I use to smoke but quit 2 months back. But if I speak continuously even 10 mnts also. My voice getting rough. Please do the needful.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Clinical Elective
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Quitting smoking is not supposed to be related to hoarseness of voice. But, during the initial period after quitting you may experience throat irritation and increased cough. If that is what you have, you can relax. Otherwise consult ENT specialist for change of voice.
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I am 19 year old, female.I have been suffering from stammering since childhood and normally with my family and other people I speak normally and hardly stutter but in public places when I am in situation such as in interviews, presentation etc I am hardly able to speak and sometimes the situation gets worse as I make faces while speaking and my stomach also squeezes. So recently I was thinking to join a public speaking and personality development programme but I am confused as will it help me to improve my stutter and overcome my fear or else I should see a speech therapist?

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
I am 19 year old, female.I have been suffering from stammering since childhood and normally with my family and other ...
Hi Am sorry to hear your situation. Can understand is quite nerve wrecking n embarrassing to say the least. My dear. Every cloud has a silver lining n so has urs .as you get into trouble only when you face difficult situations. Yes you have stammering which only surfaces in anxiety provoking situations as described by u. Why not control the anxiety first. Naa rahega baans .na bajegi baansuri .if you get what I mean. Pls Google rcpsych social anxiety to know more about your condition n then see a good Psychiatrist. Yes speech therapy n public speaking courses will definitely help you but in my view it is also important to work at the root of your problem. Hope this helps. Rgds.
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I am suffering from stuttering. What should I do? Is there any other treatment other than speech therapy.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- properly assessment by qualified speech therapist Some exercise regularly Breathing exercise and other Related exercise small and long sentence slow speed speaking in front mirrir Definitely impairment stuttering problem must speech therapy requirements.
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Hello guys I'm facing little stammering issue and no fluency in speech, and it's sometime hard to initiate speech, and always slipping my words pls help.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Properly speech and language assessment by speech therapist advice: _breathing exercise different types small and long sentence slow speed speaking some time properly speech therapy by speech therapist.
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My age is 23, but my voice did not change. My voice comes like a girls voice in phone and in personal. Because of this I am unable to crack an interview. I have done more of exercise of voice. But it's not changing. Give me what I should do. I request you to arrange an conversation with the Doctor. So that they could suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to first go and personally meet a ent doctor for local examination of the vocal chords and than depending upon the finding we can plan further treatment.
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Hello My voice is little harsh I want to have smooth voice for singing so could you please suggest me some medicine to make my voice smooth so that I can sing better.

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 Lybrate user. The following steps will help you in having a good voice. Practicing Your Speech 1.Do some vocal exercises. Practicing vocal exercises can be a good way to develop your natural speaking voice. 2.Practice reading aloud. In order to work on pronunciation, pace and volume, it is a good idea to practice reading aloud. 3. Record yourself. 4. See a voice coach. 5. Smile as you speak. Take care.
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I daily try to spoke English. But I can't speak to other. What can I do? How can I spoke? Please given some ideas and help please.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Start with your family members as you will hesitate less in front of them. You can also take help of android apps.
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I am suffering from stammering from last 8 years. I want to be free from this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
You consult a good speech therapist he will be able to help you out of this problem and as you are saying it started only 8years back, there are good chances of recovery also.
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Hi I am 18. I can sing in two voice in high and low pitch. But I noticed from past week that whenever I sing in soft voice its fine but whenever I try to sing or talk in pure adult voice it break and cracks too much. Is there something wrong with my voice? Is it maturing or what?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Secunderabad
Lybrate-user if you r a professional voice user (singer) then you have take care of this problem because it may hamper your profession. There are voice therapy exercises which you can use to maintain your origional voice properties. For long time period to maintain the origionality of voice its mendatory to go under voice therapy. There are no. Of voice therapy techniques which can help you to regain your voice and can be helpful in your future too.
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I have a hoarse voice aftr my puberty. How can I correct it? I want to b a singer.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Thats your natural voice, all male voice breaks after puberty, you have to meet some singer and find if your voice and singing capacity shows the aptitude for becoming one, if not leave and do something else.
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Sir, I can not speak before an audience as I will think about them what they would think about me. Therefore I am not in a position to do official communication before them .Please give a reply.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
This is due to anxiety andyou can gradually overcome it by starting to speak in front of friends and family.
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