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Hi my son is 2.6 years old. He talks nicely but starting of vowels as we have observed, he drags it like" eeeega" neeeeeeeru" so I am worried. Is it stammer or normal. Please let me know. Thank you.

Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Hi. Your son is just not even three it can a condition cald normal non fluency. But try to understand if he is imitating someone who has stuttering or has watched some thing on tv. Better to once see a speech pathologists once for more clarity.
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Hi, I am male 34 years. I have lisps since my child hood, (Note: I don't have any kind of stammering). I have issue to speak words starting and/or ending with 'K, 'C'.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Try using an open mouth approach it will improve clarity overall. For lisps you can try visual training, and more detailed can be told when you can show us the extent of the lisps and the position of the letter which is more affected.
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Different Types Of Speech Therapies That Can Be Of Help!

Dr. Murli Singh 92% (221 ratings)
D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Different Types Of Speech Therapies That Can Be Of Help!

A person might be referred to visit a speech therapist or more precisely, a speech language pathologist for a variety of disorders. A speech language therapist can help people having problems related to speech, hearing and swallowing.

If we have to talk more on specific terms, a SLP can help in assessing the problem and treat problems related to:

  • Speech: People who face difficulty in forming proper sentences and uttering those sentences in distinct manner.
  • Fluency: Ones who tend to stutter and talk in a haphazard manner.
  • Language: Who lack the ability and also to comprehend both spoken and written language.
  • Voice: Help treat people, who are facing problems with their voice.
  • Auditory Habilitation and Auditory Rehabilitation: A speech language therapist would undertake certain recovery techniques related to speech, hearing as well as language disorders.

Now we will take a look at some of the therapies which a SLP would utilize to treat some of the more common speech-language disorders.

  • Speech Therapy for Late Talkers: An infant or a toddler should talk after attaining a certain age. If that doesn’t happen, he might be referred to a speech therapist. The therapist would try out different things, like encouraging a child to talk, play certain games with him. At times, he might take away a favourite toy them, till the they ask for it, can motivate small children to speak up.
  • Speech Therapy for Kids Having Apraxia: Children who suffer from apraxia face difficulty in saying certain syllables or in making certain sounds. A child would know exactly what she or she wants to say but somehow, they fail to express it correctly. Speech therapists would evaluate children having this problem through several tests, which include:
  • Oral-Motor AssessmentThis would let a therapist check out weakness of the muscles in the jaw, lips or tongue.
  • Melody of Speech Assessment: During this, the therapist would listen to see if they can precisely target syllables and use certain pitch and pauses in between at appropriate places in sentences.
  • Speech Sound Assessment: This helps a therapist to further determine how well a child is able to pronounce certain sounds, including vowels, consonants and combinations of sound. It would also include determining how well other people are able to comprehend a child’s conversational speech.
  • Speech Therapy for Stuttering: Stuttering is a kind of behavioural problem. Speech therapists would look to teach children, who face this problem, behavioural modification techniques, which in turn would help tackle their problem. A common approach is to control the rate of a child’s speech, as speaking too quickly can make the situation worse. Practising speech at a slower and in a more fluent manner can be extremely helpful.
  • Speech Therapy for Aphasia: Aphasia is a condition which causes difficulty in speaking due to some kind of damage to the brain. Some of the speech therapies to help a person get rid of the problem are:
    • Drills, which ensure improvement in specific skills related to language.
    • Group therapy to bring improvements in conversational skills.
    • Gestures and writing to augment their communication skills.

I am suffering from speak problem I feared talking on special events like viva in practical sometime I decide to suicide because of this problem give me solution so I live a normal life I my profession speaking is main thing.

Dr. Jatin Soni 92% (37200 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar pranayama daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months and increase your self confidence and concentration
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I am 18 years old. I have speech disorder due not getting proper treatment in clearing muscle related to younger. I feel like someone my voice is compressed. What are available treatment. Should I go for oral placement therapy.

Dr. Basudeb Dey 90% (161 ratings)
BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
You will do regularly yogic exercises and along with sinhasana, at first you will take inhale through nostril, then exhale through mouth with tounge outside and Chin should be downward. You will practice speech lesion under guidance by speech therapist. Thanks.
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What Are The Benefits Of Speech Therapy?

Ms. Shalini Thakur 89% (108 ratings)
B. Sc. Speech & Hearing
Speech Therapist, Delhi
What Are The Benefits Of Speech Therapy?

Some children have more difficulty building a vocabulary and articulating sounds as compared to others. In such cases, a speech therapist can help. A speech therapist will help your child learn to enunciate properly, build their vocabulary and help them communicate better. Many speech problems such as stuttering begin in early childhood and if left untreated, can continue into the child’s adult life as well. Working with a speech therapist can help prevent this. Some of the benefits of consulting a speech therapist include:

  1. Clearer speech: Each sound of the English alphabet is unique. While it is common for children to mispronounce words with complex syllables like bath or shower, a speech therapist is needed when the child cannot pronounce vowels correctly. A speech therapist will then be able to help the child pronounce sounds clearly and speak in a way so that he or she can be understood by others.
  2. Reduced dependency on gestures: When a child is not confident speaking or does not know the word for what he wants, he will resort to gestures such as pointing. When you try to teach your child the associated word, he or she may not be receptive to it and may continue to use gestures or use another word for it. In such cases, speech therapists can help build the child’s vocabulary through different exercises. They will also help the child frame sentences so that he does not have to rely on gestures.
  3. Improved listening skills: By expanding a child’s vocabulary, a speech therapist can help the child understand simple questions and directions. This allows the child to understand what others are saying to him and be understood by them. Thus, they can help your child become more social and better listeners.
  4. Greater independence: For a child to start going o school, he or she needs to have achieved a certain degree of independence. Speech therapists help them achieve that independence by helping them improve their communication skills. When a child learns to speak on his own and can understand what people are saying, he or she will not have to rely on the parents to interpret their gestures and words.
  5. Better expression: As a child’s vocabulary grows, so does his ability to express himself. This helps them talk about their feelings, thoughts etc. Thus, a speech therapist can help a shy child become more social by helping him or her speak more clearly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have problem with my vocal cords, I can't produce lower pitch voice normally when I do I sound weird and awkward. I don't have any problem with loud voice but literally I can't speak in lower voice. This is happening for long time, if there is any vocal injury how to heal it.

Dr. Jatin Soni 92% (37200 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional and follow up on completion
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I am 20 year old my problem meri saaf aawaj nahi niklti main sahi pronouncition nahi ho pata main totla ke bolta hoon I want treatment for clear voice.

Dr. Jatin Soni 92% (37200 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to meet a speech therapist till recovery and Avoid spicy food items and not to eat junk food and we also need to avoid peanuts and potatoes in our daily diet
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Hi, My question is regarding my nephew's who is 10 year old, he has much slow growth n slow learner physically little bit weak but normal but main problem is he is not able to speak properly and he have reading writing problems as well he is also not showing interest in going to school or learn something, he failed at 1st std, due to his speak problem he doesn't express himself he always kept quiet try to busy himself on Mobile or tv. As soon as he is growing his internal frustration is increasing now he used to shout and showing much anger and showing his frustration also not eat properly also he has no friends We are much worried about his behavior, from last 2 year he is undergoing for speech therapy, so he can speak little bit now but not as clear to understand. Earlier we thought he only have speak problem but now I thought the problem is something different and serious he is only 10 year old who is not able to speak not able to express himself no friends not able to read or write something and showing his internal frustration. Some time we not able to understand what he wants and what he thinks what in his mind? So my humble request to you based on above point can you please try to diagnose the exact problem or suggest us what could be the problem and also suggest some treatment or solutions so that we can start treatment asap accordingly We know we are already too late but still we have time so we will try to make his and his parents life better I am awaiting for your reply Thanks,

Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
There are detailed tests and observations done before making a diagnosis. I highly recommend you to consult a proper clinical psychologist for a formal diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is clear, preparing a course of treatment will be easy and much better.
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Sir/Mam, I am a 19 year old Male with hypothyroidism issue. I am taking T4 medication (Thyronorm) for last 2 years. My main concern is that my voice is not developed sounds thick and hoarse. My voice never cracked. My body look under developed. My shoulders and chest do not look broad and I have a lot of fat deposits on my abdominal area and chest (looks like gynecomastia). I don't like to be socialised because of my problem. I have some speech issues and feel pressure in head all time. Have some memory loss problem means can't recollect words to speak and write. Feels really awkward and frustrating all time. And I always feels like something is blocking my back of head. My lips looks dark and chappy for no reasons (I never smoked). Please help.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 95% (20985 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, You need to monitor your weight, please. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body keeping your nerves ,calm to condition your vocal cord. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body eliminating toxins. Go for a walk in the morning /evening for 40 mnts. You should restric ,intake of Cauliflower, kale, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peanuts, linseed, pine nuts, millet, cassava, and mustard greens in your dietary regulation. Take ,homoeopathic medicine to check your hypothyroidism, gently,  rapidly & safely.@ Thyroidinum 3x -4 pills, thrice, dly. Your diet be non-irritant, easily digestible on time. Tk, care.
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