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Dr. Abhay Kumar

Speech Therapist, Delhi

Dr. Abhay Kumar Speech Therapist, Delhi
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Dr. Abhay Kumar is a renowned Speech Therapist in Mehrauli, Delhi. You can visit him at Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mehrauli, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Abhay Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I am duration patient my brain is not working I am very nerves any guy talk me and I stammering please tips my age is only 20.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Well Mr. lybrate-user the symptoms you are describing maybe due to social Anxiety/social phobia you may be experiencing. These symptoms are usually present in social situations, leading a desire for escape or avoid those situations. Usually shyness, behavioral inhibition are predisposing factors. Relaxing techniques, skills training, can reduce your symptoms. If your problems are persisting kindly consult a psychiatrist.
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I am 22 years old. My hands shakes and sometimes i am stammering? My confidence level is enough low. While giving presentations my hand shakes and heart beat increases. There is a feeling in me always that I cant do this and that? Please help me.

Phd, Mphil, MSc, Bed, BA (Clinical Psychologist and Parent Child Relationship Expert)
Psychologist, Noida
More you think of this issue more you will confirm you have problems, why not try controlling yr symptoms through time chart. May be you do it once in a day and feel I am into it completely.
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I have a little bit problem of stammering. If any one asked my name I feel very much nerves and started stammering. Help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It is because of nervousness.Avoid nervousness and increase your self confidence. Speak slowly and confidently.You may consult a speech therapist for further advice
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Hi. My daughter is suffering from stammering. She has stammering in few letters. Kindly help her to recover from this problem.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, Advanced diploma in counselling psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi. Please take her to any counsellor, to rule out if there are underlying fears, or is she scared of any one, or confidence issue, or may be any deep routed cause. Along with it also consult speech therapist. (it would have been good if you would have mentioned the age of your daughter).
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My son is 9 year old, he is speaking very fast and repeating words and very bad pronounce continue walking or moving body cant stable any place for 2 minute, some times he lost presence of others, less sleeping, poor health, short memories. Thanks and regards

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
He might be suffering with adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stammering as well. Treatment is available for such problems. Seek professioanl help without delay.
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I am Nitin 41 years old. I having speech defect ( Stammering / Stuttering) from born. Reason unknown   When I am in tension then Strummer is more. Unable to talk.  This reason my first marriage was unsuccessful.   Difficulty to get promotion in job  , Currently I am jobless.  Please provide good treatment plan,      Any Physical test,  Surgery, medicine Regards Nit.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Dear, I can understand your problem, but at this age also a speech therapy and counselling can improve your speech. Do not think about your problem all the time. Keep your self busy. Don't worry, boost your confidence. Self help is important. There is no medicine for stammering.
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I am a 19 year old boy, suffering from stammering problem. What are the best ways to cure it?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
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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When I give seminar. In between I start stammering. May be due to fear. Any solution for this. Or any tablet. Please suggest.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Yes, it s a type of social phobia. If it happens only during seminars, you can take anxiolytics 2 hours before the seminar. Consult a psychiatrist for the same. Behavior therpay approach can also help. All the best.
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I have stammering problem and I can't talk with friends and all relative what's the solution.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Stammering is a phonological disorder. For its effective treatment you need to start speech therapy sessions. Also to deal with anxiety, stress and self esteem issues consult me
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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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Help you Speech Therapist!!

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Its often heard in clinical practice of speech language pathologists and other medical professions about the negative opinions about a/many speech language pathologist (s).

Not many look at the reasons for these disconnections from a service provider and the customer. Most of the efforts to understand this quote two main reasons

Economical constraints and
Unavailability of speech language pathologist (slp).

However, there are more reasons both sides. But its up to you to decide to waste your time reasoning or utilize best the available services.

To the care takers:

He/she is your kid, but not the speech pathologist's - being a parent, your role is central in helping the slp to help you to help your kid.
You need to communicate whats your needs are to the slp. They will tell you if its possible or not. You can ask questions till your doubts are cleared.
Don't be vague in your expectations. It will only hurt you when slp's goals are no way matching your because your slp is working step by step while you are already thinking about the end bypassing the whole process. Ask what can be expected or what is practical.
Slp can not produce results over night, unless he/she is a god or magician.
Each speech pathologist targets the same skills in their own way. Don't impose things by comparing two slps. It can not be measured in mg. In ones comfort zone, efficiency is maximum.
Consistently attend the therapy and then there is chance of improving your understanding about the improvement or reasons if there is no improvements.
Knowledge is good. Share it but not compare.
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Note: more suggestions may be updated with feedback.
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hello sir, My voice is very bad sir, getting very small sound while speaking slow, and other wise it is very bigger, that some very based sound grrrrr sound. What should I do? Please tell me sir thank you sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Do gargling with warm salt water and also get your self examined by a nearby ENT doctors for further guidance
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My child is 5 years old. His speech is not clear yet and he is not able to speak clearly. Should I see a speech therapist. Can this treated at home?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Consult a speech pathologist for assessment of speech & language skills. If only clarity i. E speech intelligibility is an issue or there is any lag in language needs to be confirmed. Treatment approach depends on severity of problem. Remedial measures will be discussed after diagnosis and frequency, duration of speech therapy needed will be estimated.
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Sir/Mam I want to be a Singer and My Voice is so harsh .So what should I do to make my voice Better. What should I do not need to eat? What should I do for this.

BHMS, diploma in nutrition and health education, m.sc. in counselling and psychotherapy
Homeopath, Noida
Hello, For better voice do saline warm water gargling every morning and evening. Avoid sour food items like pickle, lemon and high grease food and cold food. You can take Homoeopathic medicine also for harsh ness of throat. Consult privately for treatment. Thanks
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The pain in my back and side was so bad that I scheduled a doctor's appt. After speaking with a nurse and determining it may be gas, I cancelled apt and purchased GAS-X. The gas moved around and that is it! The pain is amazing. GAS-X provided NO relief as of yet. What should i do now?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
The pain in my back and side was so bad that I scheduled a doctor's appt. After speaking with a nurse and determining...
ultrasound must to see stone. gastric problem also a reason but only in back and side so not proper gastric problem. do hot fomentations and rest avoid long sitting toward bending lifting weight if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment. if stone is there then tk treatment to remove stone
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I am suffering from stammering since 8 years I want cure for this problem Now I am 21 year old.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Dear lybrate-user stammering or stuttering needs speech evaluation by speech language pathologist further they will guide you on various techniques to overcome your stammering. Regular speech therapy follow ups will definitely help you in managing your stammering. Let me know if it helps. Thanks.
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I have severe sore throat, cough and cold. There's hoarseness of voice since 4 days. How to get relief from this.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
I have severe sore throat, cough and cold. There's hoarseness of voice since 4 days. How to get relief from this.
Voice rest is need be cautious with medications. Many can directly or indirectly affect your voice. Avoid habitual and frequent throat clearing and excessive coughing. Avoid speaking in noisy environments and open spaces such as playgrounds. Avoid intake of spicy, oily and fast food. Avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea and colas. Do not smoke & avoid alcohol intake. Do not sing or mimic natural sounds or animal cries to train your voice. Consult a speech-language pathologist.
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I am a men but my voice like as women. I need tips for clear my voice .Please tell.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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. Kindly get your serum testesterone levels done and revert.
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I have stammering and cold problems even in summer please help me out of these problems.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. take dolo 650 mg one sos for fever , if it is more than 100 F. take honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. consult if not ok in 3 days.
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