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What Is Jumbled Speech
"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
Jumbled speech: Absolutely. See your doctor to chack if this is so with you. ...Read more
Being overwhelmed: When we are under a lot of stress, for whatever reason, there is a tendency for our brains to work less efficiently. We have multiple thoughts going on at the same time, causing us to speak less than clearly and seem--and be--confused. The best approach is to stop for a bit, collect one's thoughts, and then proceed. If this happens often without stress being involved, it could be a problem. ...Read more
Yes You Can: Seroquel (quetiapine) aka qutiepine belongs to the therapeutic class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. It is indicated in the treatmment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct to treat major depression. Impaired motor function and sedation are side effects than can occur. Both of which could lead to problems with speech. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Are these new symptoms or something you've experienced before? Did you start taking any new meds? In any case, these symptoms are too broad to give you a definitive answer. Contact your primary care doctor, get evaluated to rule out anything physical going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble)..!?
Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more
I can't predict: You didn't mention the cause of your dysarthria but if it's reversible, then potentially your speech issues can be fixed (right?). However, if your dysarthria is caused by a stroke, it's less likely, at least not w/o extensive ; intensive speech therapy. In fact, you should ask your st for his/her opinion. ...Read more
Definition: difficult or unclear articulation of speech that is otherwise linguistically normal. ...Read more
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