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Dr. Suresh Gupta
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Speech Therapy (Overview)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if anything, should be done.


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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

Dr. Suresh Gupta
166 doctors shared insights

Speech Therapy (Overview)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if anything, should be done.


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

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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How to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

You can search : online for methods that are effective for different types of lisps, but nothing beats direct instruction & practice, practice, practice. Ask your dentist if you have a tongue thrust for which an appliance will help. Call the Speech/Language Pathology department of your closest university or med school & ask to work with a grad student if cost is an issue. ...Read more

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How does stroke speech therapy work?

How does stroke speech therapy work?

Trains new paths: There are pathways in the brain that conduct spoech a stroke affects these areas. Therapy establishes new paths. ...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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Why do I need speech therapy after a stroke?

Get back, where left: Speech defect/ loss, a very common finding after suffering from a stroke. Usually a good recovery, with good speech therapy. It is just like getting back to childhood, learning again. ...Read more

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What can be done about a lisp without speech therapy?

What can be done about a lisp without speech therapy?

May be difficult: Is there a reason you are trying to avoid speech therapy? A speech therapist can be very helpful in helping you to change your speech patterns. It will also require lots of practice yourself outside of scheduled therapy sessions. Speak with your primary about getting a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure my lisp with out speech therapy?

May be difficult: Is there a reason you are trying to avoid speech therapy? A speech therapist can be very helpful in helping you to change your speech patterns. It will also require lots of practice yourself outside of scheduled therapy sessions. Speak with your primary about getting a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stroke at 90 . At this stage, would a speech therapy help her?

Worth trying: It could help. Depends on the size and density of stroke. Very reasonable to try. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to fix my lisp wtihout speech therapy?

Techniques to reduce: frontal, interdental, lateral & palatal lisps are available online, but only proper dental or maxillo-facial and speech/language diagnostic evaluations guide optimal individual treatment. If cost is an issue, seek treatment at the closest school of dentistry & speech/language pathology graduate school program. ...Read more