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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

Dr. Suresh Gupta
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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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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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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

Try to eat organic, especially lots of fruits and veggies
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Would speech therapy help a shy child with selective mutism?

Would speech therapy help a shy child with selective mutism?

As above, and . . . : Selective mutism is a sign of anxiety disorder - a form of agoraphobia. But a well trained speech therapist could be a helpful participant in the overall care of this type of patient, coordinating with psychologist and physician. ...Read more

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Would speech therapy help a child with selective mutism, if he already speaks fine when he wants to speak?

Would speech therapy help a child with selective mutism, if he already speaks fine when he wants to speak?

No: No, speech therapy helps to correct functional problems with speech. Selective mutism is psychological/developmental in origin, and should be addressed as such. ...Read more

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Caring for a Special Needs Child (Checklist)

Pick a good primary care provider
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Keep a notebook of your child's health problems and medical specialists
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My child has a cleft palate. Will she need speech therapy?

My child has a cleft palate. Will she need speech therapy?

Cleft speech therapy: Most, but not all, children with a surgically repaired cleft palate will need some speech therapy. A smaller number will need a second operation plus speech therapy to achieve normal speech. The goal is to have normal speech before starting first grade. ...Read more

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Due to seizure 23 months old baby talk,shout but meaningless.She ask mum mum not specifically me.All developments are ok.Is speech therapy effective?

Due to seizure 23 months old baby talk,shout but meaningless.She ask mum mum not specifically me.All developments are ok.Is speech therapy effective?

Maybe. Can try it.: A seizure should not cause a problem (instead, some problem caused a seizure). There are known and unknown reasons a child can have developmental delays. Because many traits (normal and abnormal) are inherited, we sometimes see familial patterns for speech delays. Speech-language therapy can help some kids (in addition to parents talking and reading to the toddler at home), so it is worth trying. ...Read more

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Managing Your Child's Diabetes (Checklist)

measure HbA1c every three months
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measure daily blood sugar
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eat a high fiber, low processed food diet. limit simple sugars.
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daily exercise increases insulin sensitivity. be active.
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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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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
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Explore books on puberty at your child's level
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Talk, talk, talk
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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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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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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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Helping your Child through College (Checklist)

Make a pre-college physical with their doctor
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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