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Dr. Deepika Mahendru

Speech Therapist, Delhi

500 at clinic
Dr. Deepika Mahendru Speech Therapist, Delhi
500 at clinic
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Dr. Deepika Mahendru is a popular Speech Therapist in Ashram, Delhi. You can visit her at Vimhans Hospital in Ashram, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Deepika Mahendru on Lybrate.com.

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Is stammering or stuttering a disease? How can it be cured? Are there any medicines? How can it be controlled? Is there any exercises?

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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Sir, I'm 20 year old. I have hearing and speech problem from 6 year. I take BTE Aids in both ear from AIIMS, DELHI but I feeling that it's no useful. please help me sir. Thnx.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Kanpur
Hii you need to be given very good hearing aid then only it will work for your ear including auditory training. You can visit my clinic for further advice.
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Sir, My father has diagnosed with thyroid calcification nodule, and suffering with cough & voice hoarseness since last two month so please suggest what we do now?

DNB (Medicine), MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Please get a ultrasound scan of the thyroid and a radioactive scan after that to identify a cold or hot nodule. Then you might require surgery with biopsy of the nodule. Meet a general surgeon for further procedure and management.
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Tongue movement influences infant speech perception

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

Free tongue movement in pre-verbal infants influences their perception.says Canadian researchers.

The results showed a teether inserted into the mouth of an infant has an impact on the tongue tip and blade movement influencing speech perception.

Speech perception is available even before infants accrue experience producing speech sounds.

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One year and two month old baby is not speaking yet , only aaaa & un un speaking Pls suggest.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Kids by the age of 12-15 months should have a wide range of speech sounds in their babbling (like p, b, m, d, or n), begin to imitate and approximate sounds and words modeled by family members, and typically say one or more words (not including" mama" and" dada") spontaneously. You can do speech therapy exercise. For few months. And constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result.
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I feel upper abdominal plain with right shoulder. Please give some speeches about it.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
Mr. Sabir if you have pain rt. side of upper abdomen radiating to rt. shoulder you should go for sonography to rule out Gall stone problem .Some time it may be due to acidity causing distension of abdomen. better avoid heavy fatty meals . also mention if you have other symptoms along with this.
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Doctor I have problem of stammering. I speak too fast and the other person can't understand what I am saying. When I try to speak slowly then I pronounce one word two or three times. And some times when I want to speak something my voice doesn't come out. I have this problem since childhood. How can I cure this problem? Please help me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Stammering can be made lesser only and only by Speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, I'd suggest you to visit a Psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.
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Hello, my voice is very low that Every time I talk to someone, I have to repeat my words twice or thrice, what should​ I should I've to do to get loud and clear voice.

Master of science in audiology, Bachalor in audiology and speech
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, first it should be diagnosed. There are many reasons to get reduced loudness. Generally our voice loudness and voice depends on length ,mass and tension of vocal cord which is situated in throat. Another thing you have mentioned about clearity, if all the articulator like tongue, teeth etc are fine. You should not have problems in clearity. If any abnormalities are there in articulator structure and function speech can be unclear. Try using open mouth approach when you talk. Or otherwise you can contact speech therapist. Further any queries feel free to connect us.
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Stress and Stuttering - How to Deal with It?

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Stress and Stuttering - How to Deal with It?

Stuttering is a type of speech disorder wherein, a person speaks slower than normal. It is quite  common in the age group of 3 to 8. The relationship between stress and stuttering has been pondered over for decades now. A lot of people seem to believe that stress and stuttering are co-related. On the contrary, recent studies show that stress is more of a consequence rather than a cause of stuttering. If you take the first theory into consideration, then according to that, children would be the greatest victims of anxiety and stress. But it is seen that the level of stress increases proportionately with the increase in age.

Social anxiety in teenagers increases due to stuttering, when they come across individuals who can speak in a normal pace. This in turn can crush their self confidence and lead them to isolate themselves from social groups and people in general. Hence, it is important to deal with stuttering in the early ages or as and when it occurs. 

Sometimes stuttering can develop due to physical or mental trauma.  Most people with stuttering do not seek therapy for it because they might not think of it to be too severe. Little do they realise that a simple process of speech therapy can help them overcome this disability and rejuvenate their level of self-confidence.

It has also come to light, that people with relapse in stuttering post therapy has shown a three-fold increase in anxiety levels than normal. Hence we cannot ignore the strong relationship between stress and stuttering. So from the above evidence, it is safe to conclude that social anxiety or stress develops as a result of chronic stuttering.

How to deal with stress related to stuttering?

Seeking help is a great start to tackle your disability. If your stuttering is prominent enough to warrant therapy, you must seek professional help for the same. You must also learn to control your anxiety by dismissing any anxious thought or make sincere efforts in controlling physical anxiety.

You can also try to increase your social skills by participating in events, such as public speaking that can reduce your stress levels and make yourself more confident about yourself. One must also remember that a person is defined by what he does rather than what he says. So never let a minor disability come in the way of your self worth! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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I have a 6 years old son. When he talks he couldn't say sound of r instead of r he says L and his voice is also not fully clear. I have visited a speech therapist he said his tongue is weak and its a case of articulation .pls suggest.

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
Hi lybrate-user, it is an articulation problem as suggested by your speech therapist, and it needs to be corrected. Most treatment is focused on awareness and learning correct way to produce the sound r at different position of the word. It is not an overnight job. It takes time and dedication. It can be made creative in order to get the child's attention to do what and how you want. You may want to take regular classes with speech therapy. Please do not wait for time to heal. It usually does not. All the best.
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I am balaji 20 years old I suffering from stammering problem from I was an age of 11 upto now I have not take any kind of solution for this so please give me advice for this problem I want free from stammering.

MPHIL, M A PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Chennai
Stammering is a speech disorder which affects your and personality. I can understand it has been giving you lot of anxiety and doubts. What you need is a therapist who can retrain the way you speak. As a start I would like you to read aloud as much as possible by taking each letter of a word at a time. L- e- t - t - e - r. Llllllllllll. Each word should extended as much as you can. This should continue for half an hour daily. Then you need to do relaxation exercises. After practicing this for one week. I will tell you next step.
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My Father in law aged 65 years has recently diagnosed for parkinson's disease. He is suffering from shaking of hands and legs, poor speech, slow response. What should I do for fast recovery apart from medication.

MRCP (UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
Hi Am sorry for your family. Parkinson's is a long term condition .the cloud in the silver lining is medications r effective. BEING PATIENT is the best thing you can do as many a times it takes a while to figure out the right meds/doses/combination. See to it that he is productively engaged as depression hits many with Parkinson's. Hope this helps Rgds.
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Hi doctor I am having problem with my voice. I am 19 when I speak to someone over the phone or in person, I always hear them saying" what" can you speak again". May be thats because my voice is not loud enough and clear. Also when I hang out with my friends as we laugh out loud so much, gossip so much, then at the end of day my throat feels like coughing. Is there any yoga/ exercise/ food to make it correct?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
Hi, my advise to you to go for a voice evaluation by an speech therapist. But I can suggest some methods you can follow it. First you need to drink plenty of water during your conversation, do not whisper or clear your throat regularly, voice rest is must, avoid smooky area, caffeinated products, do not eat spicy foods.
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Hello my name is Himanshu Bjndal. I am 14 years old .I have the problem of stammering. I feel very hesitation in talking to someone. I don't able to speak things that I know. Help me to get rid of this problem.

General Physician, Panchkula
Hi lybrate-user first of all become confident look ion the mirror and practise reading aloud for half an hour then contact me.
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I want to become a singer like My voice is not so good. I want to make my voice sweet. What should I do to make my voice sweeter. Suggest answer.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Quality of voice is god given its natural yes you can train yourself and learn singing from teachers.
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I have speech deficiency only for pronouncing L and R ONLY. I am 25 years old. Advise what to do. As I feel humiliating talking in public.

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 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 am 16 years old and I am sing song I was no stammering but I am talk any other person that time I am stammer so what can I do self therapy.

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
You are right. Normally we don't stammer when we sing or say a poem or even if we act like some one or imitate some body. As you are conscious about how or the way you speak not what you are speaking. Go to a experienced speech therapist.
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My voice is heavy it create some time problem to me. I do not get selected sometime in interview because of this. How can I make my voice tune sweet?

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, voice problems and harsh voices are always due to the problems with vocal chords. You should consult an ent surgeon so as to investigate your problem. Take care.
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