6 doctors weighed in:

My 11 years old son is having a speech problem, some of thewords that he speaks are not very clear. He is also having a tied tongue. What should I do?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Could be

It certainly can be a tongue tie contributing but there are other causes of poor clarity of voice.
A speech therapist and/or a pediatric ENT can evaluate your soon to be sure. They may also suggest a hearing test to ensure that isn't part of the problem. As long as your son is otherwise developmentally normal, chances are his speech can be helped in the months to come with proper care.

In brief: Could be

It certainly can be a tongue tie contributing but there are other causes of poor clarity of voice.
A speech therapist and/or a pediatric ENT can evaluate your soon to be sure. They may also suggest a hearing test to ensure that isn't part of the problem. As long as your son is otherwise developmentally normal, chances are his speech can be helped in the months to come with proper care.
Thank
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Tongue tie

With tongue tie,child is unable toro trudge tip of tongue,this may affect certain words with S s and T s,frenulectomy or releasing the tie should be considered

In brief: Tongue tie

With tongue tie,child is unable toro trudge tip of tongue,this may affect certain words with S s and T s,frenulectomy or releasing the tie should be considered
Thank
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry

In brief: Tongue tied

Tongue tied refers to the attachment under the tongue is too short.
It can limit it movement and control. It can affect ones speech and swallowing(difficulty taking pills). This can easily be rectified with a minor surgical procedure. In addition, a speech therapist should be used.

In brief: Tongue tied

Tongue tied refers to the attachment under the tongue is too short.
It can limit it movement and control. It can affect ones speech and swallowing(difficulty taking pills). This can easily be rectified with a minor surgical procedure. In addition, a speech therapist should be used.
Thank
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Speech problem

Speak to your pediatrician or school and have your son referred for speech therapy.
You may also want to check with an ENT about clipping his tongue.

In brief: Speech problem

Speak to your pediatrician or school and have your son referred for speech therapy.
You may also want to check with an ENT about clipping his tongue.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available