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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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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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What is being done to prevent childhood cancer? I am doing a speech on childhood cancer and this would be very useful. Thank you

What is being done to prevent childhood cancer? I am doing a speech on childhood cancer and this would be very useful. Thank you

People : People who live healthy day to day lifestyles have a lower incidence of cancer throughout their lives. Beginning this education during childhood is essential. Many cancers are believed to be caused by a nutritional defiency or exposure to environmental pollution. Factors such as choosing a healthy diet (rich in organic vegetables/fruits and antioxidant rich foods), maintaining an active lifestyle (exercise), getting adequate rest, healthy emotional relationships (decrease stress) and application of skin protection are steps adults/parents can take to decrease the risk of cancer in their child's life. Best of luck in your speech! ...Read more

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Recently I am having sudden slurred speech and feeling of lightheadedness usually on left side of my head and gets confused that i can't focus anymore?

See your doctor: What is your question? These symptoms are concerning and can have several possible etiologies. Need to be evaluated by your family physician immediately who will likely refer you to neurology. ...Read more

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How do I get evaluated for my speech impediment?

How do I get evaluated for  my speech impediment?

Speech pathologist: See a speech pathologist and / or speech therapist. The first usually refers you to the second as needed. ...Read more

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2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. history fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine.Therapy didn't help. Worry?

2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. history fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine.Therapy didn't help. Worry?

Hearing?: Glue ear is generally diagnosed at surgery for tubes. Did he have tubes placed? Has he had a hearing test? I would ensure hearing is normal before focusing on the speech delay. If that is okay i would be sure to get another opinion of a pediatric speech therapist and potentially a pediatric ENT doctor. Also make sure his siblings aren't "talking for him". ...Read more

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Is it normal to have your speech skills diminish after a left ear infection/surgery?

Is it normal to have your speech skills diminish after a left ear infection/surgery?

Please speak with: your surgeon about this. Your hearing may be affected after an infection and possibly surgery, but unless you are a pre-verbal child, your speech would not normally be affected. However, in order to properly answer this question, you really need an ENT expert and state what kind of surgery and how old you are (not sure if you're asking for yourself or a child). ...Read more

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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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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 do I get evaluated for my speech impediment?

Speech pathologist: See a speech pathologist and / or speech therapist. The first usually refers you to the second as needed. ...Read more