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Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Hard to say: This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed. Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive. Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal. Look for answers with a developmental specialist. ...Read more

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Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Might not be needed: The only reason I can imagine they would not work with a patient on the autism spectrum is that they may feel they do not need any help or that it may not provide any additional benefit. I would ask the therapist directly their reason for not wanting to provide services. ...Read more

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What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

Adult speech/lang: An adult speech language evaluation can last 1 to 2 hours. First a detailed history about the presenting problem is obtained from the patient or family member. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills may be evaluated. If the voice is is thought to be the problem, then a video recording or video stroboscopy is performed to check vocal cord movement. Breathing pattern is also evaluated. ...Read more

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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Specific language: Impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

This depends: On the source. Speech therapy can do wonders in improvement, but it mostly depends on the source of the disability. The outcome will be different from different pathologies, like between congenital malformations verse, traumatic brain injuries, it just depends and should be seen as a case to case prognosis. ...Read more

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What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?

What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?

Less help: We are in an epidemic of need and a crisis of lack of resources. Not just the public schools, but private schools as well just can not accommodate the need. Parents need to look to private agencies and services. However, they need to be careful to not get ripped off by false claims. Support must come from professional agencies that will determine appropriate use of limited resources. ...Read more

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Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Communication or: Swallowing disorder. Speech pathologists specialize in speech and swallowing disorders. They are not pathologists, the latter are medical doctors. ...Read more

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What is a speech language pathologist?

What is a speech language pathologist?

The American Speech-: Language-Hearing Association defines the scope of practice for Speech/Language Therapists at http://www. Asha. Org/policy/SP2007-00283/#sec1.5: They address deficits in Speech, the motor aspect of language;Resonance, pitch & vocal quality; Feeding & swallowing issues; Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delays; Deafness; Social Communication, etc. Caused by a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. ...Read more

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How can I become a speech-language pathologist?

How can I become a speech-language pathologist?

See below: It requires a masters level education. The website listed below provides more information.
http://careerplanning. About. Com/od/occupations/p/speech_path. Htm ...Read more

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What kinds of conditions can a speech-language pathologist (SLP) treat?

What kinds of conditions can a speech-language pathologist (SLP) treat?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Bls. Gov/ooh/Healthcare/Speech-language-pathologists. Htm ...Read more

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How are an audiologist and a speech language pathologist different?

How are an audiologist and a speech language pathologist different?

Hearing vs speaking: An audiologist treats diseases related to hearing, often with mechanical hearing aids. A speech pathologist helps people to speak more clearly, be it due to a cleft palate, stuttering, etc. ...Read more

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For speech language pathologists, what jobs are available for them at hospitals?

For speech language pathologists, what jobs are available for them at hospitals?

Speech path. Jobs.: For the hospitals that can financially support them, there are jobs for speech pathologists, and what they do. As one can reason out, these jobs would most likely consist of helping people who have dysarthria which is inability to speak clearly either from a stroke or other cause. Many people have a lisp, etc. Which impairs pronounciation and speech pathologists help them form words better. ...Read more

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What type of health care professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

What type of health care professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

Not a physician: Speech pathologists and audiologists are specialist in communication sciences. They are not physicians but provide valuable services in their area of healthcare. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist before going to a speech pathologist and let the ENT specialist recommend the speech pathologist. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a 'speech and language therapy assessment' after a stroke?

What can I expect from a 'speech and language therapy assessment' after a stroke?

Good progress: One common consequence of strokes is aphasia (brain is affected) or dysarthria (cranial nerve involvement) or difficulty to pronounce words. The speech pathologist will stimulate the patient to pronounce clearly all words, they simulate the language pathways and the cells that afect language. Some patients recover very well others don't improve if the damage is too much ...Read more

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Does a speech and language delay effect kids in terms of pretend play?

Does a speech and language delay effect kids in terms of pretend play?

It shouldn't impact: Representational play, using one environmental object to represent another. A 12-mo.-old feeds, rocks or "reads to" a doll or stuffed animal. A 16-mo.-old sets a table with play dishes or "blows out" birthday candles on a plastic cake. Use developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns. Org. Share results with your pediatrician & Early Intervention Program Speech/Language therapist to get an answer. ...Read more

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Could a speech and language delay effect a child in terms of pretend play?

Could a speech and language delay effect a child in terms of pretend play?

Not necessarily: Children are very reislient and adaptive. Pretend play will simply be more nonverbal in this case. Pretend play can also be an outlet for frustration...Encourage the play, read to your child, and hopefully with a known delay there is therapy to help improve the delay... ...Read more

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Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?

Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?

No Delay: There is no evidence that teaching sign language would delay speech ability in the long run. The american sign language association has numerous helpful tips; please review them and discuss this issue with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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