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People can't understand me when I speak. Would speech therapy help?

People can't understand me when I speak. Would speech therapy help?

Most likely, yes.: A Speech/Language Therapist will evaluate you, then discuss therapy & prognosis. Is your Articulation Disorder Developmental, from childhood, or from a Central Nervous System insult, Neuromuscular Disorder, Hearing Impairment or any other medical issue? If the onset was in adulthood, I trust you've seen your primary physician in order to find the etiology, or cause. (S)he can refer you to an SLT. ...Read more

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Speech Therapy (Definition)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if ...Read more


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When is it recommended that a child get speech therapy?

When is it recommended that a child get speech therapy?

Speech therapy: Speech develops in children gradually, but there are specific milestones we look for to see if they are developing normally. If there is a concern- not speaking at all, difficult to understand, or other problems of communication- it is best to get a speech evaluation. When these problems are identified early, it is easier to work with them and help your child. ...Read more

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How does stroke speech therapy work?

How does stroke speech therapy work?

Trains new paths: There are pathways in the brain that conduct spoech a stroke affects these areas. Therapy establishes new paths. ...Read more

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What is stroke speech therapy exactly?

What is stroke speech therapy exactly?

A type of treatment: Stroke usually impairs functions of the pharynx and laryinx (voice box) as well as soft palate and tongue in that it pertains to swallowing and speech. Speech therapy's call is to help a stroke patient to recover some of the above functions. A licensed speech therapist will work with such a patient by teaching him to use his tongue and throat muscles to be able to swallow safely and regain speech. ...Read more

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How to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

How to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

You can search: Online for methods that are effective for different types of lisps, but nothing beats direct instruction & practice, practice, practice. Ask your dentist if you have a tongue thrust for which an appliance will help. Call the Speech/Language Pathology department of your closest university or med school & ask to work with a grad student if cost is an issue. ...Read more

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Why do I need speech therapy after a stroke?

Get back, where left: Speech defect/ loss, a very common finding after suffering from a stroke. Usually a good recovery, with good speech therapy. It is just like getting back to childhood, learning again. ...Read more

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What can be done about a lisp without speech therapy?

What can be done about a lisp without speech therapy?

May be difficult: Is there a reason you are trying to avoid speech therapy? A speech therapist can be very helpful in helping you to change your speech patterns. It will also require lots of practice yourself outside of scheduled therapy sessions. Speak with your primary about getting a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my lisp with out speech therapy?

May be difficult: Is there a reason you are trying to avoid speech therapy? A speech therapist can be very helpful in helping you to change your speech patterns. It will also require lots of practice yourself outside of scheduled therapy sessions. Speak with your primary about getting a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stroke at 90. At this stage, would a speech therapy help her?

Worth trying: It could help. Depends on the size and density of stroke. Very reasonable to try. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

Techniques to reduce: Frontal, interdental, lateral & palatal lisps are available online, but only proper dental or maxillo-facial and speech/language diagnostic evaluations guide optimal individual treatment. If cost is an issue, seek treatment at the closest school of dentistry & speech/language pathology graduate school program. ...Read more

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What happens in a speech therapy of stammerers? Is it effective?

What happens in a speech therapy of stammerers? Is it effective?

Seek a referral from: your Primary Care Provider to a Speech/Language Therapist for evaluarion & therapy to learn to slow down your speech & regulate your breathing while speaking. Also seek referral to a psychotherapist to reduce anxiety about speaking. Medications are a useful adjunct for fear of public speaking Long-term efficacy of electronic devices has not been proven. Read out loud in private 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Can a lisp be helped with speech therapy even when you are older?

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Speech: Sure. Ask your doctor for resources regarding speech therapists in your area. ...Read more

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How effective is online speech therapy for treating autism?

How effective is online speech therapy for treating autism?

It's not helpful: The point of speech/language therapy for kids with ASD is not only to increase expressive language, it's to increase social communication, conversational turn-taking in real life situations with real human beings whose emotional & verbal response are neither scripted nor always expected. The only thing worse would be to allow hours of screen time or Baby Einstein videos. Speech = articulation. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of a lisp without going to speech therapy?

Tongue tied: Check to see if you are tongue tied. .. See your dentist. ...Read more

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At times I feel I have trouble speaking clearly & many times people can't understand me but I can't tell. Could speech therapy help?

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Can't hurt: How do you know that many times people can't understand you if you can't tell? If you have any questions about your ability to speak clearly & enunciate, I think it's perfectly reasonable to get a professional evaluation by someone trained to assess speech & communication. Just be prepared to pay out of pocket in case your insurance won't. ...Read more

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What speech therapy activities can I do with someone who has pronounciation problems?

Speech therapy: It better be left to a speech therapist and let them work on it. It depends on the age and what the problem is and they are the only ones who can advoce you. ...Read more

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Will speech therapy help me with my emotional problems?

Yes, but indirectly: Speech therapy may help will self confidence. Also, if you can reduce the number of times you experience anxiety while speaking, you can focus on other aspects of relationships ...Read more

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After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

Not always: If the speech areas of brain are spared, speech therapy provides no added rehabilitation benefit. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stammering without going to speech therapy?

Stammering: Speech therapy and counselling help. Stammering gets worse when one is self conscious about it or when they are under stress.
It would be hard to do it without speech therapy but anything is possible if one sets their mind to it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of my lisp with speech therapy at the age of 20?

Probably: An evaluation by a speech pathologist can help you understand your speech issues and whether there is a problem with the oral mechanism that needs work. Therapy after this evaluation has helped many adults. ...Read more

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Do children with downs need speech therapy for tongue placement and eating?

Do children with downs need speech therapy for tongue placement and eating?

Often: Downs syndrome babies can have feeding problems and speech problems and often will require help and/or therapy. ...Read more

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How to stop stuttering without speech therapy? Is there a pill or capsule that helps?

Not really: Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and usually working with somebody (speech therapist) with experience in helping others with same or similar problems. ...Read more

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If speech unclear, would cutting the frenulum and speech therapy help if the child is 15 years old?

If speech unclear, would cutting the frenulum and speech therapy help if the child is 15 years old?

Depends on situation: A speech pathologist will usually do an oral/motor exam to see if the tongue can reach all the places in the mouth needed to make the sounds needed for coherent speech. If the sp finds that your kid is normal, it is unlikely the procedure would improve things. If no one has done that exam, that would be my first step. ...Read more

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How to talk clearly to groups, without using speech therapy?

Toastmasters: Is a group that helps people with public speaking. That might be a good option for you.. ...Read more

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I had a lisp in elementary school. I went to speech therapy. I'm not sure if it was fixed. When I say a word that has an s in it. Sounds like a hiss?

Evaluate ; re-focus: Consider getting a professional evaluation of your speech first. Most likely you are focused on a problem that no longer exists or is miniscule. Friends or a therapist can help you to broaden your focus and find other ways to measure self-worth. A family member went through something similar and she is fine. Peace and good health! ...Read more

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How to talk clearly in speech therapy?

This is what: Speech therapy teaches you to do. Can't teach you that in 400 characters or less (plus I am not a speech therapist.). ...Read more

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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy.

Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read more

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I have had limited voice for 4 months. I have went to @ENTs...no damage. I have completed speech therapy as well no change...now what?

Psychogenic dysphoni: Psychogenic dysphonia refers to loss of voice where there is insufficient structural or neurological pathology to account for the nature and severity of the dysphonia, and where loss of volitional control over phonation seems to be related to psychological processes such as anxiety, depression, conversion reaction, or personality disorder. A trial of Klonopin (clonazepam) may prove diagnostic. ...Read more