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Dr. Amita Nishad

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Dr. Amita Nishad is one of the best Speech Therapists in Ambedkar Nagar, Delhi. She is currently practising at sai rath children's association in Ambedkar Nagar, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Amita Nishad on has top trusted Speech Therapists from across India. You will find Speech Therapists with more than 33 years of experience on You can find Speech Therapists online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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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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Sir, I am suffering from stammering from 6 years please suggest me how to overcome this problem.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, You are advised to join the speech therapy classes. Repeat those words on which you stammer , means words which are not clear and don't hesitate after some time if you practice well then your speech will become better.
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I'm suffering from stammering problems So do you have any way or any yoga by which we come out from this problems.

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, 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, the best option is stammer therapy. Take care.
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I have been smoking from more than 3.5 yrs but I have quit smoking from past 1.5 months, due to wheezing and loss of voice but wheezing and loss of voice still continues and the excess sputum accumulation is from past 4-5yrs please tell me some medications and cure specially for loss of voice.

General Physician, Gurgaon
kindly follow advises given below Take proper rest lot of fluids and proper home made diet. warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. speak less Consult ENT doctor for further management as you need physical examination and than course of antibiotic (your are having infective cough)
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Feels like a something stuck in my throat. Like a cough. I take tablet but nothing happened. It troubles me in long speeches Thanks.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Feels like a something stuck in my throat. Like a cough. I take tablet but nothing happened. It troubles me in long s...
Get an ent opinion, they will just look into your throat with a mirror and find out, there is a small space, where things can get stuck.
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How to take Bovista 30 liquid? Should I mix it with water and take or directly? What would be dosage? I have mild stammering so I have purchased Bovista 30 liquid medicine please answer by question!

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 user. Bovista 30 is said to be a cure for stammering or stuttering problem. You should put 20 drops of bovista 30 and dampen the small white globules filled inside a 15 ml plastic bottle. Then take 4 globules thrice a day after 5 minutes of food. Take care.
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Sir I am stammering since 7 years .so please suggest me any easy quick remedies. Please this always lacks my confidence.

Master of Speech Pathology
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Dear sir, This is habitual problem. Please you try to speak slowly. And when you feel stuttering is coming that time you take a breath and speak. Please consult with any near by speech therapist. They can suggest and help to reduce your problem. Thanks.
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I am suffering from stammering, I've taken speech therapy but it's worthless, suggest me what to do.

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 by different types properly seating front of mirrir small and long sentence exercise direction speech therapist.
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I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly because of that I loose my confidence. I am pursuing btech now and after 2 months will be facing my campus interview how could I get rid of it. Please suggest me uts urgent.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am from english medium school isce board my english is very poor and when I say a word I cnt pronounce it clearly b...
You should attend english speaking classes, elocution classes, and public speaking courses to improve your pronunciation. There is good video material in the british council that are useful too. This is not a big deal and you can do it in a short time.
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Sir/madam, I am 32 year old male suffering from stammering problem. Suffering since from my child hood. I can't speak well and get stuck to every word. Any one who can permanently remove my problem. Is there any type of medical instrument available that could control stammering?

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice: properly stammering assessment by qualified speech therapist Breathing exercise by different types exercise regularly small and long sentence slow speed speaking exercise regularly tongue moment by clock wise and anti clock wise poems and store slow speed speaking in front mirrir Recommend regular speech therapy by qualified speech therapist 109% stammering problem solve definitely.
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