Speech Problem

Speech problems are disorders that affect the way a person creates different voices to form words. Stammering or shuttering is the most common type of speech problem. The other types include apraxia, which is caused due to brain damage, and dysarthria is when the weakness of muscles in the mouth and face cause speech problems.

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I am suffering from R related words in speaking. Kindly suggest exercise for me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from R related words in speaking, I practiced a lot, but problems remains the same. Kindly suggest any specific medicine or exercise for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I hope you consulted a speech therapist. Because he can help you correctly and quickly than you can do it by yourself. R sound of the retroflex is the sound where the tongue performs a vibrating motion to produce the sound R. For correcting the sound yo...  Read Full »

Can toxic mold in the air cause neurological problem like speech disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently recorded a three-minute video and listened to it before sending it. In that video, a couple of words stood out to me that was not enunciated well. I have posted a short mini-clip of each word. In the context "be writing a story or a narrative" it sounds like I missed the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that these speech problems are not suggestive of any serious medical condition or neurological disorder. They are just misspelling, related to low attention or fatigue. I do not think that they are related to Prozac, as this ...  Read Full »

Can speech and vocal issues be linked to early-onset hearing problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if speech and vocal issues can be linked to early-onset hearing loss or hearing problems. I am wondering if our diagnosis of vocal nodules from vocal abuse actually is stemming from overcompensating to hear at a normal volume.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the development of speech is definitely related to hearing. Early-onset hearing loss does impair development of speech as it is known that congenitally deaf are also mute. Regarding the other part, vocal abuse is in fact the only cause of vocal nodules. So tech...  Read Full »

Will my daughter speak properly after cleft palate surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years 10 days old now. She has been detected with a soft cleft palate when she was 1.6 years old. The surgeon asked us to wait for a few months as she needed to be more healthier than the current scenario at that time. Now, we consulted the surgeon again and he said tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Kothari

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideal time that we operate a cleft palate is 11 months. This is to improve speech outcome. If all parameters are normal, then the cleft palate can be corrected at this age too before speech develops. So, there is no need to worry.   Read Full »

Is it normal for a 3-year-old not to communicate through complete sentences?

Query: Hi I have a 3 year old daughter . She is having 11.5 kg of weight and 89 cm in height. She can play ,run and tell entire rhymes, but she is unable to form her own language to communicate. She often repeats the entire statement or questions . She can follow instructions like bring that ball or give ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Paediatrician

Answer: This is a very common query... And the answer is not simple. I have seen several children with this complaint and most of them acquire normal speech as they grow.. These children mostly interact to parents by hand signs.. Easy thing which i say to parents is nor to respond to non verbal communicatio...  Read Full »

Is my speaking problem related to anarthria disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a problem with speaking. I cannot speak fluently. I struggle with speech. I have doubts about anarthria disorder. Please tell me clarification of that disorder. My age is 22 years.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anarthria means inability to articulate clearly due to neurological conditions. It occurs usually in Parkinson's or stroke. it is unlikely that you might have any of the above at this age. It is very rare. What you might be having is stuttering. For more information...  Read Full »

Why does my 2.4 years old son only says a few words clearly?

Query: My son is 2yrs 4mths and is not talking as I expect . He says few words but not clear. He says mummy and daddy clearly and sometime when he doesn't like something he would say " oh no". My worry is he is not saying the basic words and sometimes he just look at you as you talk.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq I can see that you are worried about possible delay in speech. It is good that he is saying single words clearly and using 2 word phrases. Did you check whether his ears and hearing is normal ? Is his motor development and social development normal fine? Follow thes...  Read Full »

How to improve speech and articulation skills?

Query: Hi doctor, My voice is very low. I am not able to scold or intimidate anyone. When my friends abuse me, I am not able to reply them. They take advantage of me. They never heed my words. Sometimes, I feel much worried about it. I also hesitate and vibrate while talking. People keep me down with their...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As reported by you, the possibility of you have stuttering is very high. If you are scared of people do activities, which would decrease your confidence, then make sure that you stay in a positive environment. Practice in front of a mirror. Try to do activities that wo...  Read Full »

Why do I often stop and thing during a conversation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some speech problem. I miss the word while talking and I am not conveying it properly. I have to stop and think for a while to continue the conversation. This happens many times a day. My current medication is tablet Vilazine 40. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If this problem is there from your childhood, then this is a part of your stammering. If you have developed this problem later in life, then you would need to get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain. Also, check your thyroid profile and vitamin B12 levels. T...  Read Full »

Why does my 3 years and 9 months old son not answer a few of our questions?

Query: My son is 3 and 9 months old. We are not in our home town. At the place where we live they speak a different language. So as to connect him with a common language we speak in English. Initially he struggled but now he is able to understand English very well. He even speak in English very well. To fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq - I can see from your query that you had some minor concerns about your son's speech & language and social communication development - You son appears to be doing lots of things expected at this age which is positive. You also report that he has improved in his s...  Read Full »

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