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Speech Language Therapy Goals
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
If speech (breathing) therapy doesn't help what else can you do for VCD (Vocal Chord Dysfunction)?
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