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Dr. Yojna Gokhale

Speech Therapist, Mumbai

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Dr. Yojna Gokhale Speech Therapist, Mumbai
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Dr. Yojna Gokhale is a trusted Speech Therapist in Goregaon West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Dr Gokhale's Clinic in Goregaon West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Yojna Gokhale on Lybrate.com.

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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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Hiii plzzz tell me how to get rid off from stammering. I need home excise and home treatment only.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Keep listening to sanskrit shlokas and reciting them. Many times stammering is a result of low self confidence. You need to be aware of your strengths and try to improve upon your skills. You may take an appointment with a counsellor.
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I have a sore throat and my voice has changed from last 2 days. I also get dry cough which worsens the throat voice again. Please suggest some remedies. Thank You.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have a sore throat and my voice has changed from last 2 days. I also get dry cough which worsens the throat voice a...
This can be treated by homoeopathy without adverse effects. Take Belladonna 200 –once in the morning and once in the evening for 4 days.
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Speech Disorders - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

PG Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Speech Disorders - How Ayurveda Can Help You?

A large number of people in the world suffer or has suffered from speech disorders like stuttering or stammering at some point in their lives. Stuttering or stammering is the involuntary disruption or interruption in speech where certain sounds are prolonged or words are repeated. Speech disorder can cause a lot of problems in terms of personality build up and causes anxiety in people. Every activity of the body is dealt or controlled by the nervous system and the brain. Thus the proper functioning of the body is the sole responsibility of the brain and any glitch can affect the functions to a certain extent.

What are the symptoms of speech disorders?

  1. Words are repeated
  2. Prolongation of words or silent blocks
  3. Hesitation while speaking
  4. Difficulty while starting a word or a phrase

What causes speech disorders?

  1. Genetic problems
  2. Impatience
  3. Stress, Shame and Anxiety
  4. Embarrassment and nervousness
  5. Loss of control while speaking

Ayurvedic remedies to overcome speech disorders:

  1. Brahmi Oil: It is a stimulant that is known to calm your mind and boost the function of the brain. Take 10 ml of the oil and warm it. Cool it down to a suitable temperature and apply to your head when it is lukewarm, half an hour before going for a shower. You can also apply it before going to bed and shampoo the morning after. This is more effective.
  2. Black pepper, almond and sugar candy: Take black pepper, and make a paste out of it. To the paste, add 7 ground almonds and mix it with sugar candy. Consume this paste every day for at least a month.
  3. Amla: It is an effective remedy, especially in children to stop stammering. Also known as Indian Gooseberry, it should be chewed on to slowly every day.
  4. Cow's Butter: Also called as ghee, it is responsible for brain development and is known to increase memory. Add this ingredient to your food.
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I have stammer problem and my age is 32. So, is it possible to reduce or end that?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mohali
Yes . Stammering can be cured at any age. The treatment make take a few months but with proper guidance and regular practice you can be completely fluent in your speech. You are free to consult me in private.
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I have stammering problem. When I talk to many peoples I face this problem. And feel very uncomfortable.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
What is causes of stammering? Researchers belive there are a variety of cause of stammering. The most frequently seen cause of stammering is in young children, who are in the process of developing speech. Effect of certain serious illness, mostly related to lungs such an typhoid and other body illness. Fast speaking habit. Sudden physical or mental shock. Childish imitation of other stammerer either in the family other. Any accidanal case Lack of co. Ordination between thinking & speaking. If the teacher is strict & always punishes the child. Seeing some horrifying scenes in real life or in movies. If the child is weak or sickly. High expectation. Fast –paced life style. Genetics (approximately 60% of those who stammer have a family member who does also) Metal retardation. Anxiety. Excitement Stammering occur more Answering sudden questions Talking to stranger and senior person To speak out your name Under tension and excitement Social gathering It confidence level is very low Ticket counter, enquiry and in interview Stammering occur less When you are happy and in relaxed mood Talking with friends and family members. In a good phase of time When you are singing a song
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Hello to all of experienced doctors. Sir /mam I have a problem of stammering. So could you please help me to get rid from this problem. Please if anyone can help then please write to me. I'll be really thankful to you. My name is sukhdeep singh and age is 19 years old.

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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Once I got up in morning there is some cough always and its impacts on my voice also and I cannot drink cold drinks also . Any suggestion.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice :· Regular hot water mouth bubbles and some time later on slow speed aa.uu. ee . sounds produce and suggestions speech therapist
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From 6 to 7months my tongue has started to slip and very often I misspell the words I have often started to stammer. What can be done to prevent this. This was not like this before.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It can be a anxiety disorder and you can try speaking in front of mirror and correct . Or go for speech therapy
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Hello I am 18. Past week I noticed that whenever I try to talk in high pitch slow my voice breaks. But in low pitch its fine. I am really worried please help if something is wrong with me.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Secunderabad
Lybrate-user, males have low pitch voice. So when ever you try to speak at high pitch the voice may break or you may feel uncomfortable. As the habitual pitch of voice is being changed you feel such problem. If you are a professional voice user then you have to work on this area. Untill unless its absolutely fine.
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I am a 22 year old female, suffering from stammering problems since 10 years. Please suggest some treatment for me. It's urgent.

MBBS, MD - NEUROPSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Stammering could be because of ENT cause or psychological. However even if it is purely ENT also, nervousness, fear of embarrassed make it worse. You need therapy like desensitization to get over it. Try speaking in front of mirror, select the words which are difficult for you ,try replacing with alternate words, give pauses, try speaking like a newsreader etc. Finally, it is something which is not your fault so be fearless. You can also choose a career where speaking is not so important. Try also to use body parts to increase effect of communication.
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I want to sing a song bt my voice is to harsh (bhaari awaz) . When I was in 8th r 9th class till then my voice is good I mean rough voice. But now m struggling to sing a song. Suggest me some remedies please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to do voice practise and speech therapy and do check up to see if vocal cords are in good shape.
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I have some problems with pronunciation like the vowels R, l, and S. Please help me By the way I have open bite .

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.
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Hello sir I have stammering problem give me tips and how to increase my confidence. I face many problems please give me solution.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu can look in a mirror and practise uttering each word carefully or do a speech therapy . Do not worry as there many great men who had stammering
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When I record my voice and listen to that so It Sounds as I am speaking through my nose and it really pisses me off. I can't speak clearly and many words stuck im mouth pls let me how can I get over on this and I have nasal allergy problem as well.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
When I record my voice and listen to that so It Sounds as I am speaking through my nose and it really pisses me off. ...
Hi lybrate-user, You need build confidence, there are people speak with their nose or sound so, there is no problem in that, you have to feel good about yourself. All the above mentioned problems are due to lack of confidence. We always can work on that and for that we need to speak more, there are certain therapies and session where we can work upon your confidence and voice. Feel free to contact me Thanks,
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I am a teacher and since last year I am going through throat infection and pain, suggest Some measures from swollen throat and throat pain. My Dr. suggest me to give a voice rest or else quit teaching. What measures I should take now?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist,
I am a teacher and since last year I am going through throat infection and pain, suggest Some measures from swollen t...
Quitting profession is not possible for all. You can take few sips of warm water in between, do not modify your voice much, speak less with sufficient intervals of voice rest in between. Steam inhalation after reaching home. Avoid chalk dust to peevent allergy. Do not consume chilled drinks on dry painful throat tat is due to voice abuse or overuse. Strict diet habbits too maintain your vocal hygiene.
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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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My 2 years old kid (female - till now no speech, but says 2 or 3 word only) having mild autistic spectrum disorder. Doctors informed to go for occupational therapy and speech therapy. I want to know about this. It is curable or not? Most of them telling that, this is not curable. Please advice.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
If your child has mild autistic features and can speak 2-3 words then she should do well with intensive therapies, this is the right age to act. You should learn yourself and work with therapist.
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I speak well without stammering at times when I am relaxed. But I stammer and cannot pronounce words when I speak with others, I avoid words and cannot construct sentences when I speak with unknown, I even cannot pronounce my name properly and I stammer badly. I cannot say certain words, I stammer in saying those words. If I think about saying something I cannot say that sentence properly and I stammer. I cannot communicate and make sentences. Thereby I stammer. Can pranayama cure stammering properly? Suggest me ways to remove and cure stammering completely?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with fear. The fear has to do with people and more so if they are people in authority. If you deal with that fear, then a lot of your stammering will stop. Talk to a counselor and sort that out. There will still be a residue affect left because of pure habit. This can be resolved by some exercises, which should begin with real earnest right away. Practice speaking aloud in a closed room, but this time, choose words for which your stammer is most. Also practice singing sentences but ending the last word as a statement that is read. Next time end with two words stated, then three words etc. The lip exercise: with tight pressure press and roll the tip of your tongue against the edge of your lips, clockwise first and then anticlockwise, as many times as you possibly can. Purse your lips into an ‘O’ and withdraw it back stretching it like when you say an ‘E’, several times a day. Drop your lower jaw and flip it left to right and right to left, as many times as you can to loosen it. Practice making a resonating sound by increasing and decreasing the volume within the same breath. Sing the vowels A, E, I, O, U stretching each vowel as much as you can. Attend a personality development course, self-grooming course, good conversational skills course, elocution and public speaking courses. Meet as many people in comfortable settings like conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, etc.
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