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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Speech Difficulty (Overview)

"A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency and/or voice." See: http://www.asha.org/policy/RP1993-00208/


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Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Dont Worry: Our brains can't multitask very well so if we are trying to formulate a sentence and express information but we are also extremely nervous and anxious our brain tends to jump around between being self-conscious and finding the right words. That can lead to incorrect responses sometimes. Take a deep breath and don't worry. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor
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Speech Difficulty (Overview)

"A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency and/or voice." See: http://www.asha.org/policy/RP1993-00208/


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Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

What medicine?: It is not at all normal for medicine to cause slurry speech and difficulty talking..Unless it is a sedative, anesthetic, narcotic or other centrally acting medication. Some medications, if not taken as directed may interact or change drug availability, with other medications or alcohol to cause the patient unexpected side effects. Call the prescribing doctor for advise or go to your nearest er. ...Read more

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Speech difficulty (Tip)

Occupational and speech therapist can help apraxia improve. ...See more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing?  Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...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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Speech difficulty (Tip)

Believe in yourself, pursue available treatment and find ways to compensate for movement or speech. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: Speech difficulty?

Speech difficulty: "A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency and/or voice." See: http://www.asha.org/policy/RP1993-00208/ ...Read more

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All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

Get seen.: These symptoms have gone on too long, and could be serious. Do not mess around any more and get a thorough evaluation and appropriate testing. If your doc does not have a good explanation, get a referral to a neurologist. Consider second opinions too. It could be something minor and easy to explain or fix, or it could be something more serious. Find out PDQ. ...Read more

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Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

What medicine?: It is not at all normal for medicine to cause slurry speech and difficulty talking..Unless it is a sedative, anesthetic, narcotic or other centrally acting medication. Some medications, if not taken as directed may interact or change drug availability, with other medications or alcohol to cause the patient unexpected side effects. Call the prescribing doctor for advise or go to your nearest er. ...Read more

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My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

Speech difficulty: Your wife should be seen by her doctor or a neurologist to evaluate this problem. There are a lot of possibilities. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for seroquel (quetiapine) to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Possibly : Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause those symptoms but you would usually expect the dose might be too high or had interacted with another medication. It can cause involuntary motor movements which if they involved the mouth could affect speech. If those symptoms are sudden in onset a more serious cause like stroke needs to be considered and needs to be evaluated immediately in an er. If not the call provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have aura migraines with speech difficulty(speaking gibberish) and tingling hands before the migraine so infrequently(once a decade)?

Is it normal to have aura migraines with speech difficulty(speaking gibberish) and tingling hands before the migraine so infrequently(once a decade)?

"Normal"?: Depends on your definition of "normal." Strictly speaking, migraines aren't "normal." Are there migraineurs who have very infrequent auras such as you describe? Yes. If you're one of them, count yourself lucky. Better seldom than frequent. ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...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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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 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 the definition or description of: Language impairment?

Language impairment: "A Language impairment is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. " See: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/ese-eligibility/language-impairment-li.stml. This can include: Phonology , Morphology, Syntax, Semantics & Pragmatics. ...Read more

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Whats it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

Whats it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

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 someone please explain what specific language impairment is please ? Thankyou

Can someone please explain what specific language impairment is please ? Thankyou

SLI is a term used : by schools for kids who have Language Disorder, persistent delays in acquiring & using language, in the absence of deafness, Autistic Spectrum Disorder &/or Intellectual Disability. Early delays in comprehension &/or production of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, phonology, & discourse - but not speech- still present at age 4 confer a 40-75% risk of dyslexia & tend to persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Language Impairment (Definition)

"A Language impairment is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. " See: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/ese-eligibility/language-impairment-li.stml. This can include: Phonology , Morphology, ...Read more