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What can I expect from a 'speech and language therapy assessment' after a stroke?

What can I expect from a 'speech and language therapy assessment' after a stroke?

Good progress: One common consequence of strokes is aphasia ( brain is affected) or dysarthria ( cranial nerve involvement ) or difficulty to pronounce words. The speech pathologist will stimulate the patient to pronounce clearly all words, they simulate the language pathways and the cells that afect language. Some patients recover very well others don't improve if the damage is too much ...Read more

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Karins been receiving language therapy for 11 yrs, shes autistic. No form of communication they have tried pecs, signing etc. How can I help her?

Karins been receiving language therapy for 11 yrs, shes autistic. No form of communication they have tried pecs, signing etc. How can I help her?

Autism problems: The services of a behavior analyst may help and a picture board or book for your child to point to for his/her needs may be of some help. Find a behavioral psychologist /behavior analyst with a BCBA certification and skilled with autism. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

My 3 yr old autistic son has the vocab of a 5 yr old however his language doesn't flow. Will speech therapy along with preschool be able to help him?

Prosody is the term: For pitch, tempo, intonation & rhythm of speech. Difficulty with both prosody & pragmatics, the conversational, turn-taking aspects of language, is seen in autistic spectrum disorder (formerly asperger syndrome). Your school district's child find team can assess your son for eligibility for early childhood special education. An inclusion" a pre-k class with neurotypical peers + slt will help. ...Read more

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When is it recommended that a child get speech therapy?

When is it recommended that a child get speech therapy?

Speech therapy: Speech develops in children gradually, but there are specific milestones we look for to see if they are developing normally. If there is a concern- not speaking at all, difficult to understand, or other problems of communication- it is best to get a speech evaluation. When these problems are identified early, it is easier to work with them and help your child. ...Read more

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I had a stroke and I need therapy for speech can u help to get free dc or books .?

Talk with people: If you are unable to afford a professional speech therapist, you may get benefit by spending time with a concerned relative or friend you can engage you in conversation and encourage you to talk. Naming items, describing a scene, reminiscing, can help. ...Read more

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What speech therapy activities can I do with someone who has pronounciation problems?

Speech therapy: It better be left to a speech therapist and let them work on it.It depends on the age and what the problem is and they are the only ones who can advoce you. ...Read more

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What is stroke speech therapy exactly?

What is stroke speech therapy exactly?

A type of treatment: Stroke usually impairs functions of the pharynx and laryinx (voice box) as well as soft palate and tongue in that it pertains to swallowing and speech. Speech therapy's call is to help a stroke patient to recover some of the above functions. A licensed speech therapist will work with such a patient by teaching him to use his tongue and throat muscles to be able to swallow safely and regain speech. ...Read more

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What happens in a speech therapy of stammerers? Is it effective?

What happens in a speech therapy of stammerers? Is it effective?

Seek a referral from: your Primary Care Provider to a Speech/Language Therapist for evaluarion & therapy to learn to slow down your speech & regulate your breathing while speaking. Also seek referral to a psychotherapist to reduce anxiety about speaking. Medications are a useful adjunct for fear of public speaking Long-term efficacy of electronic devices has not been proven. Read out loud in private 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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People can't understand me when I speak. Would speech therapy help?

Most likely, yes.: A Speech/Language Therapist will evaluate you, then discuss therapy & prognosis. Is your Articulation Disorder Developmental, from childhood, or from a Central Nervous System insult, Neuromuscular Disorder, Hearing Impairment or any other medical issue? If the onset was in adulthood, I trust you've seen your primary physician in order to find the etiology, or cause. (S)he can refer you to an SLT. ...Read more

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If speech (breathing) therapy doesn't help what else can you do for VCD (Vocal Chord Dysfunction)?

If speech (breathing) therapy doesn't help what else can you do for VCD (Vocal Chord Dysfunction)?

Maybe: In some cases, reflux treatment is added to reduce the irritability of the throat & voice box. Benzodiazepine medications can be used when the condition is severe. ...Read more