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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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I am 21 years old and I have stammering problem sometime and while speeching some particular words like starting from- T, P etc, this starts after age of 15 when my head accidentally hit by a stone, what I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
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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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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Hi !i am a stammer since when I was 5 years old @ 17 years I have started trying to over come it but it's not really working I had tried in many ways it really pushing me down in all aspects can any one help 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 have stammering problem from the childhood age. I am suffering from lot of times, when I talk anyone else. Sometimes I can't speak a single word than sometimes I speak a sentence also.

MPhil (Clinical Psychology)
Psychologist, Chennai
Stammering has very many reasons behind. It falls under neuro-linguistic problems. Many a times its behavioural, due to anxiety or fear. Try breathing techniques, meet a psychiartirst who might treat you with medicines or will advise to meet a speech therapist. The basic cause need to be find out as for you its from very young age. You need a detailed evaluation. Take care.
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My friend son is one and a half years old. He is yet to speak. He says only amma and Appa. Is there any therapy techniques available in market for speech? please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, don't worry , wait for some more time , some kids have delayed mile stones. you should keep on practising with him at home.He will start speaking all words gradually. Now you can give him BC no. 21 , 3 tabs twice daily. Thanks.
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My nephew is 3 years old and she hardly weighs 5 kg. She early can speak few words. I did consult so many child specialist but outcome is not that much so which investigation should I do or what kind of specialist should I consult?

ICMR Training. in. clinical. Genetics and Metabolism, Fellowship in Pediatric And Adolescent Endocrinology
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My nephew is 3 years old and she hardly weighs 5 kg. She early can speak few words. I did consult so many child speci...
You need to consult a growth specialist. A pediatric endocrinologist is where you need to go. This is not normal at all. Minimum weight 11 kg.
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My grandson is two years old yet he is not speaking. We are doing speech therapy, can we consult a children phycotist?

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Does he makes sounds? babbles speaks monosyllables like mama papa dada? if yes then there is mild delay in speech. If not get his hearing assessment done.
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My father has polyp in the vocal chord since 5 years. We take homeopathy treatment for that. His voice is so hoarse. He don't have any pain BuT his voice is changed from years. He don't want surgery as in allopathy no other treatment. We also don't take endoscopy from 3 years. What to do. Pls suggest. Is dis matter is serious.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Prakrati homeopathy is d only solution. As d treatment is based on constitutional. So full case taking is required. But for now you can start with argentum mettalicum 30 5 piils twice for a week revert me with feedback after a week.
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I am in teaching profession and I have to speak for 8-9 hours daily so I want to know that is it medically correct to speak for 8-10 hours daily.

General Physician, Hyderabad
voice misuse and overuse puts you at risk for developing benign vocal cord lesions (see below) or a vocal cord hemorrhage. 1.vocal cord polyp 2.vocal cord nodule 3.vocal cord cyst You can do the following 1.see that you do not abuse your voice like yelling ,shouting etc... 2.take deep breath between lectures 3. take some time everyday where you do not talk . Take care .
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I have pronunciation problem. Sometimes I will pronounce wrong. For example I will speak L for R like these kind. When I'm speaking some times I will feel nervous about what others think about my problem. So, what is the solution for my problem?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir, et you need speech therapy. Do yoga, breathing exercises, meditation. Eat lot of fruits and vegetables. Get back to me if problem is persistent.
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Speech & Language Delay - Spot The Signs!

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Speech & Language Delay - Spot The Signs!

There are instances when a kid doesn’t show the usual signs of development compared to their peers. Most parents take it casually thinking that their child will catch up in due course only to find a larger problem associated with it. It is therefore extremely important to discuss speech and language related delays with a medical practitioner to find out whether a child is immature or has a genuine problem which requires medical help. A child can show different signs as per age:

Different age group:

  • Within the first 12 months, a baby should be able to relate to his environment and make babbling and cooing sound. It is often observed that by month 9, a baby is capable of stringing sounds after seeing things. If a baby is intently watching objects, but is unable to make any sound, this may be an early symptom of speech or language related problem.
  • Between the 12th and the 15th month, a baby should be capable of making a wide array of sounds including few commonly used words. Babies should also be able to take few basic instructions and oblige those.
  • Between the age of 18th and 24th months, a baby becomes smart enough to pronounce anywhere in the range of 20 to 50 words. They also start combining words and make simple sentences. They should be capable of identifying common objects and remember their names.
  • By the age of 3, a toddler should be smart enough to combine 4-5 words and form sentences. Kids of this age also become smart enough to take straightforward instructions and perform them comfortably. Any deviation on this should be immediately reported to the Doctor.

What are the warning signs?
If a child between the age of 1-2 is not able to do the following things:

  1. Fails to use gesture
  2. Use more gesture than vocalising by the age of 18 months
  3. Produce no voice by 18th-month
  4. Fails to perform simple instructions

A child between the age of 2-3 needs evaluation if:

  1. Capable of imitating words but isn’t spontaneous in vocalising
  2. Repeats certain words multiple times
  3. The tone of voice is unusual compared to his peers

Possible causes of speech and language delay:

  1. Problems with palate leading to oral impairments
  2. Short frenulum restricting sufficient tongue movement to produce speech
  3. Oral-motor problems leading to speech limitation
  4. Problems related to hearing
  5. Chronic infection of the ear leading to speech delay

What does the pathologist assess?

  1. What can the child speak?
  2. What can the child understand?
  3. Oral-motor status
  4. Clarity of speech

Post the above evaluation a pathologist directs a plan of action. Sometimes speech therapy sessions are recommended in order to improve kids’ skill. For a motor related problem, a doctor can state a plan of action and limit the expectation of parents. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Speech Therapist.

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I am 25 years old male and facing problem to speak from childhood. I noticed that this problem arises because of my swollen tongue always. But I face problem like stammer. Please what should I do to thin my tongue so that my life could be easy.

BDS
Dentist, Sangli
There can be a possibility of some abnormality in your tongue like tongue tie. Get it checked from an oral surgeon.
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I am 21years old man and I have stammering problem and my rate of speech is very high can you please tell me what should I do for come out of this problem. Is there any medicine for this. Regards Harsh sharma.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Secunderabad
Lybrate-user there is not as such medicine for this problem. Just speech therapy activities can be used to treat these problems. Stuttering is a 100% curable problem. With the speech therapy techniques you can get rid of this problem.
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I have stammering problem but most of time I speak perfectly but when I feel nervously, in hurry or speak to unknown I am stammering I also do speech therapy but its up to me how can I control this disorder please help me. Plz.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
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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My voice is always not cleared and rough and I also cannot speak loudly, what I can do It's daily problem. Thanks.

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. You are 17. Most probably you must have experienced a voice change from your earlier years. I see this as a transition stage. Horse voice is common during transition stage. I suggest you continuously sing many movie songs and it will clear your throat and voice problems. Don't worry. Take care.
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Sir, My 2 years and 8 months old baby not speaking. His hearing checked and results are fine. When I want to communicate with him, he feels irritation and move. He play with kids and his memory is amazing. But I dont understand that why he is not taking interest in communication. He only say maa papa and dada sometimes but mostly he babbles. Please help me and suggest me.

MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
Sir, My 2 years and 8 months old baby not speaking. His hearing checked and results are fine. When I want to communic...
Hiii lybrate-user. It's ok no need to take load. Mostly boys speaks late. Make sure that he can hear voice. Responding to voice properly. If he is responding acc then its good. He is spkg little bit gradually he will speak. Do not force him to speak.
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I have a problem of Stammering. I not completely Stammering but in starting only, when I start conversation. I also feel problem when someone is telling something and I have to cut that topic.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Lack of self confidence and anxiety can be the cause of your problem take professional help from a speech therapist to take you out of this problem.
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Sir mera chota bhai lagabhag 2 sal se bhut jayada totlata hai kafeee badam vagera bhi khila diya or herbal tereatment bhi kara liya koi aaraam nahi mila So please suggest me. M apne bhai k liy kya kar sakta ho.

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. In many of the cases Stammering has two important reasons. Vocal chord misalignment or other problems are the primary reason. For this vocal chord complaint, you should consult an ENT specialist and get it corrected. Second reason is purely psychological. Stammer therapy can help you in psychological reasons. Take care.
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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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Hello sir / madam from many days in am secreting saliva too much while speaking its just spraying a bit much how can I control?

MDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Hello sir / madam from many days in am secreting saliva too much while speaking its just spraying a bit much how can ...
Many a times increased salivation can be due to the local irritants present on the teeth. Pls get ur teeth cleaned first. Then look for any spacing in ur front teeth, if possible get it filled or orthodontically treated. Chlorhexidine m/w also helps in some patients after scaling process to maintain oral hygiene. Pls let me know if u are relieved by the above mentioned ways.
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