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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Diminished Speech (Overview)

Diminished speech is a symptom in which a person's speech amount is much less than normal, maybe due to anxiety, depression, a stroke, medicine effects, etc


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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
7 doctors shared insights

Diminished Speech (Overview)

Diminished speech is a symptom in which a person's speech amount is much less than normal, maybe due to anxiety, depression, a stroke, medicine effects, etc


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What does speech-to-speech relay mean?

What does speech-to-speech relay mean?

Communication help: Speech-to-speech relay. Someone with a speech disability speeks to a communication assistant who relays the information to a third party. There is a program called speech to speech - free telephone service 24 hr /day to help people with speech problems to be understood by the public on the telephone. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat a lisp other than going to a speech therapist?

Is there any way to treat a lisp other than going to a speech therapist?

Speech therapy: Speach therapy is the best therapy.But sometimes the lispingis due to psychological reason and you or your child may need psychtherapy as well and home therapy as recommended by the speech therapist will help as well. ...Read more

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Does anybody know how speech delay can be treated without spt?

Does anybody know how speech delay can be treated without spt?

Therapy is the best : We always recommend speech therapy but sometimes school resources are so limited and families cannot afford paying out of pocket every week, we would recommend getting a speech evaluation at school and ask parents to talk to the school speech therapist and follow the recommendations on the report at home to enhance the child's communication skills. ...Read more

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Can a polypoid on the vocal cords diminish in size with proper voice rest and speech therapy? I would prefer to avoid surgery, if i know that my singing voice can improve with proper voice rest and speech therapy. I am a professional singer.

Can a polypoid on the vocal cords diminish in size with proper voice rest and speech therapy? I would prefer to avoid surgery, if i know that my singing voice can improve with proper voice rest and speech therapy. I am a professional singer.

Vocal cord polyp: Vocal cord polyps have been observed to resolve with conservative care. Laryngologists with the best microscopes and lasers usually can accomplish excellent clinical results if resection proves necessary. A good speech pathologist should coach you in strategies for voice rest - it's quite difficult! ...Read more

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Can speech pathology aid in the treatment of dysphagia?

Can speech pathology aid in the treatment of dysphagia?

Yes: Most speech pathologists are also trained in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. ...Read more

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What treatments are used for severe cases of auto immune disease? My mom can't walk, has slurred speech, neck pain, etc. Help!

What treatments are used for severe cases of auto immune disease? My mom can't walk, has slurred speech, neck pain, etc. Help!

New symptoms??: A person who walked and talked yesterday, and awakens today with slurred speech and the inability to walk, is having a brain problem such as a stroke. The person should ride the ambulance to the emergency room for treatment. She can bring all her medications, and her regular doctor(s) can be notified, after 911 is called. Don't worry if it turns out not to be a stroke; it's best to be safe. ...Read more

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What are some ways to cure speech impediments?

Speech therapy: Speech therapy is the best way to treat a speech impediment. Occasionally surgery also might help. See a speech therapist (also called a speech pathologist) for a full evaluation and plan of therapy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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