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Doctor insights on: Preschool Speaking Activities

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Can a person with no brain activity and on a breathing machine still move and have reflex ? My grandmother moves when I speak and touch her.

Can a person with no brain activity and on a breathing machine still move and have reflex ? My grandmother moves when I speak and touch her.

Yes: I assume that "no brain activity" means a flat EEG. EEG detects cortical activity, so the brainstem & spinal cord can still be active. There are many "primitive" CNS reflexes that a conscious brain suppresses that are DISinhibited when cortical function is lost. So yes, brainstem and spinal-cord reflexes that you never see in a conscious person can appear and become quite prominent. ...Read more

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Why do I mix words when speaking?

Not sure what is: meant by mixing words but if this is a change for you & causes impairment - then consider medical eval. ...Read more

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How can I address a speaking disorder?

How can I address a speaking disorder?

Speaking: There are speech therapists that you should check out first. ...Read more

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What causes families to stop speaking?

Need to apologize: Someone hurt someone' s feelings or embarassed them. Even if there was an over-reaction, it's easier to make up now than years down the road. If someone did something unacceptable (illegal or immoral) then they need to repent/make ammends to regain the love and respect of their family. ...Read more

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Why is my baby speaking only in vowels?

Why is my baby speaking only in vowels?

How old is he?: Babies start vocalizing with vowel sounds. By 9 months, you should start to hear consonants such as ba, ma, da. If he is older than 9 months and only uses vowels, you should ask his pediatrician about a speech therapy evaluation. ...Read more

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Why sometimes I have problem with my speaking?

Why sometimes I have problem with my speaking?

See neurologist: Good question. Best answered by a neurologist. Make an appointment for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I become less fearful of public speaking?

How do I become less fearful of public speaking?

Practice, practice +: Like most things in life, the more we do the better we become. Practice/rehearse your topics to be proficient/knowledgeable. Record yourself doing it, do it infront of family/friends etc...Public speaking coaches and self-help books can help as well. If still having significant problem, consult your doc because there are some treatment/meds to help soothing your nerves. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does speaking fast mean the person is intelligent?

Does speaking fast mean the person is intelligent?

Fast speech does: not equate w/intelligence. It can simply be that the person is hyper, very confident, or even overbearing. Research indicates the Emotional Intelligence (see books by Daniel Goleman) is more helpful in life than IQ. Don't be fooled by thinking that "intelligent" folks are better than the rest of us. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do about why do I mix words when speaking?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more