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Dr. John Landi
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Speech And Language Evaluation (Overview)

Fluid in the middle ear can affect hearing. If there is a concern about language delay in the child, this can influence treatment decisions about OME.


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What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

Adult speech/lang: An adult speech language evaluation can last 1 to 2 hours. First a detailed history about the presenting problem is obtained from the patient or family member. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills may be evaluated. If the voice is is thought to be the problem, then a video recording or video stroboscopy is performed to check vocal cord movement. Breathing pattern is also evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
24 doctors shared insights

Speech And Language Evaluation (Overview)

Fluid in the middle ear can affect hearing. If there is a concern about language delay in the child, this can influence treatment decisions about OME.


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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Doc thinks I have gall bladder prblm but no stones . possible ? Baby 4 mnths ago waiting for further evaluation in a wk. life threatening ?Can I wait

Doc thinks I have gall bladder prblm but  no stones . possible ? Baby 4 mnths ago waiting for further evaluation in a wk. life threatening ?Can I wait

Gal bladder disease: In most cases gall bladder disease is not a medical emergency unless it is infected or there is a stone trapped in the common bile duct. Otherwise it should be ok to wait ...Read more

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How do I present a speech if I have painful ulcers around throat?

How do I present a speech if I have painful ulcers around throat?

Speech disability: An oral surgeon ENT needs to evaluate your ulcers. They can rx a mouth rinse that is a temporary fix. Dental elixir 123/ miracle mouth rinse, is a formulation of benadry/ vicous lidocaine/ and malox. It only numbs the throat .Nothing else. Good luck with the speech. ...Read more

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What occurs in an adult speech-language evaluation?

Adult speech/lang: An adult speech language evaluation can last 1 to 2 hours. First a detailed history about the presenting problem is obtained from the patient or family member. Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills may be evaluated. If the voice is is thought to be the problem, then a video recording or video stroboscopy is performed to check vocal cord movement. Breathing pattern is also evaluated. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Specific language : impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

This depends: On the source. Speech therapy can do wonders in improvement, but it mostly depends on the source of the disability. The outcome will be different from different pathologies, like between congenital malformations verse, traumatic brain injuries, it just depends and should be seen as a case to case prognosis. ...Read more

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What is a speech language pathologist?

What is a speech language pathologist?

The American Speech-: Language-Hearing Association defines the scope of practice for Speech/Language Therapists at http://www.asha.org/policy/SP2007-00283/#sec1.5: They address deficits in Speech,the motor aspect of language;Resonance, pitch & vocal quality; Feeding & swallowing issues; Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delays; Deafness; Social Communication, etc. caused by a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. ...Read more

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Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Communication or: Swallowing disorder. Speech pathologists specialize in speech and swallowing disorders. They are not pathologists, the latter are medical doctors. ...Read more

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