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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Speech Impediments

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Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Which kind of stroke causes speech loss?

Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read more

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How many types of speech impediments are there?

How many types of speech impediments are there?

Many!: Speech impediments are now called "fluency disorders." There are many besides the typical stutter that comes to mind most often. See this discussion: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=134&contentid=237 Many famous people have had fluency disorders and learned to overcome them. For example see these folks: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/famouspeople ...Read more

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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Yes: Loss of teeth, especially in the front of the mouth, can cause speech problems because it allows for change in lip and tongue positions which are key to proper speech. ...Read more

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Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Can loss of teeth cause difficulty in speech?

Most of the time: Teeth help support the lips and cheeks, and allow the tongue a place to rest when forming certain sounds... Many people have very few teeth and enunciate just fine. Others are incoherent. ...Read more

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Can speech impediments be psychological instead of physical?

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Speech: Very possible, if medical causes are ruled out first. ...Read more

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Speech issues mumbling and loss of words help!?

Encourage you to : See your primary care provider. Pcm may need to refer for neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the neurological causes for speech delays?

What are the neurological causes for speech delays?

Congenital and acqui: Hereditary,congenital,,from birth trauma,early childhood evaluation,and intervention mandatory,later in life ,post lingual speech,that developed from hearing deficits ,from injury,strokes ets. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke! but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...Read more

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Are speech problems a symptom of williams syndrome?

Are speech problems a symptom of williams syndrome?

Not necessarily: Williams syndrome is actually associated with early delayed speech followed by strong speaking abilities and strong learning by hearing. ...Read more

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What condition or disease causes a mispronunciation of words or trouble with speech?

What condition or disease causes a mispronunciation of words or trouble with speech?

If new, get seen!: I agree with Dr. Allen. Also, illegal drugs, injuries to the head, some prescription or over-the-counter medications, supplements, & alcohol can all affect speech and coherency, If this is a new problem, it is important to get seen very soon, and even consider ER evaluation if sudden onset (and not due to alcohol). It may turn out to be minor and temporary later, but take no chances now! ...Read more

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What are some mental/physical conditions that causes distorted speech?

What are some mental/physical conditions that causes distorted speech?

Speech: Stroke can cause impairment in comprehension or expression of language, severe schizophrenia, autism, aspergers can cause language disturbances. ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of severe or profound mental retardation?

What are the leading causes of severe or profound mental retardation?

Genetics and injury: The most serious forms of mr typically have genetic causes are result for intrauterine trauma ( e.g., viral infections) or head injury after birth. Many syndromes have been identified that are associated with these levels of severity, but most remain undetermined. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

Delayed development: There are many kinds and many underlying causes, but the bottom line is this: a child can have difficulty learning to talk, a child can have difficulty learning to understand, or any combination of both. What is done about it depends both on the cause and the individual child. For instance, if the delay is because of impaired hearing, then improving the hearing will help. ...Read more

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Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Yes to speech: A stroke can cause changes in speech if it affects speech centers in the brain. This includes sudden onset of stuttering. Stroke can present with myriad of symptoms ranging from death to the inability to move parts of the body to changes in behavior. The hallmark is the symptoms usually occur suddenly at the time of the stroke. ...Read more

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Could lack of sleep cause temporary stuttering?

Could lack of sleep cause temporary stuttering?

Not unless,,,: ...it was also accompanied by clouded thinking in general, physical exhaustion, or some of other symptom of you not having gotten any or enough sleep. If this is an isolated symptom then, I wouldn't be quick to blame it on a simple lack of sleep which in your age group happens with regularity. See your doctor for more guidance especially if this interferes with your function. ...Read more