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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Do children with downs need speech therapy for tongue placement and eating?

Do children with downs need speech therapy for tongue placement and eating?

Often: Downs syndrome babies can have feeding problems and speech problems and often will require help and/or therapy. ...Read more

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Docs. working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. l don't agree?

Docs. working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. l don't agree?

Speech therapy: Honestly, I don't like the schools involved in the beginning for certain things, but sometimes it is not the doctor's fault. The insurance company has restrictions on what they consider to be medical reasons for speech therapy. We refer the patient and then when the insurance company won't pay, we get blamed! The school is responsible without a medical reason. There are many sides to every dilemma. ...Read more

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When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

Possibly, however,: Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language. A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first. ...Read more

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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