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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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What is pedantic speech?

What is pedantic speech?

Not a medical term: Pedantic speech is speech intended to impress people with how smart the speaker is. An example might be using the term cephalgia when the more common word headache would do just as well. The term is also applied when a speaker is overly concerned with exactness. The term is frequently used as a criticism to imply that a speaker has trouble relating to the listeners. ...Read more

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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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What are some ways to cure speech impediments?

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?

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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What is non goal directed sppech?What is circumstantial speech

Disorganized Speech: Non-goal directed speech: speech without communicative purpose, may just be stringing words together. Circumstantial speech: talking around a subject with a lot of irrelevant detail but eventually returns to the point. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia affect speech?

Can fibromyalgia affect speech?

No, but meds can: Fibromyalgia causes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, changes in sensory perception, sleep dysfunction, and can be associated with TMJ (jaw) problems, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and interstitial cystitis. Speech or language abnormalities are not associated with fibromyalgia. However, side effects of fibromyalgia medications include slurring or word-finding difficulties. ...Read more

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How did I develop a speech problem?

How did I develop a speech problem?

Depends: This is a very general question that is not answerable directly because there are many types of speech problems. Strokes, seizures or tumors, also developmental disabilities, and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis can all cause speech problems and there are many others. Speech is different from language and many people often confuse a problem with one for a problem with the other. ...Read more

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What do you know about speech apraxia?

What do you know about speech apraxia?

Unclear: Apraxia is the inability to move purposefully (brain cannot plan movement even though the desire may be present and the body is sound). Aphasia is the inability to speak. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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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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