Speech Therapy

Speech therapy helps kids with language problems. It is not only for people who stammer or lisp, but it is helpful for kids who have articulation, fluency, and voice problems. It is also beneficial for kids who have trouble understanding, speaking, and using language appropriately.

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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 »

Why do I stammer while speaking in front of a crowd?

Query: I m 32 yr old male no co morbids doctor by profession working Nephrologist. Since childhood i have stammering problem. Not always but when speaking infront of mob. Or when giving presentation. Or when history taking from patient. Or reading book chapter infront of whole class. When ever i think of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hello sir, Am glad to help you as a Speech therapist. Mostly the more you get relaxed the better result you get. Some relaxation exercises like one word one tap and reducing rate of speech, open mouth approach, changing your suprasegmental aspect of speech will help a lot. Don't anticipate an...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to teach a nonverbal child with Down syndrome through online sessions.

Query: Hi! I'm a SPED teacher and currently, I'm about to teach a non-verbal child with down syndrome. I would like to ask where to start. I don't know where and how to start teaching the child, most especially that today, we do online sessions. Also, it's my first time to handle a non-verbal child. Hoping...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hi Icliniq user, It's great to get questions not just from patients but from other professional on this platform. So one line answer is create the situation where he has to communicate verbally. 1. Get the favourite things out of reach. Don't respond to nonverbal modes, like finger p...  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 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 »

What could I do to help my 3-year-old son to increase his vocabulary?

Query: Hello doctor, My oldest son is 3 years old. He understands everything you say to him, but he refuses to talk. He used to say a variety of words and now he only does animal noises and a handful of words. I would like to know what I could do in order to encourage his vocabulary or if I should be worri...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a regression of speech is there with normal receptive skills and affected expressive skills. Rather than finding the cause now focus on how to improve the condition. Apps are good but not in the initial stage. Start with some interesting real-life activit...  Read Full »

Is speech therapy necessary for stuttering in a 3-year-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years 8 months old and she is stuttering a lot for the last four months. Initially, it used to come and go but in the last three weeks we are noticing it very constant and she is struggling a lot to speak. She never used to have this problem before and she is a very talk...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Audiologist, Speech Therapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Being parents overprotective is a common phenomenon that is observed. Do not point out the mistake like you have pause, oh see you struggled, by this the little one will be more conscious and surely avoid talking. Better talk to her in a normal way. Follow these points....  Read Full »

Why do infants get constipated easily?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8 month old son is having eczema issues since he was around 2 months old. I presume because of allergies. We have tried many things to find what causes his issues, but still have not got it to go away long term. My main concern is that he has had issues with digestion for the past f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not unusual for infants to have constipation and milk protein allergies are also not that uncommon. You can try Similac has a product by the name of Similac Alimentum; they are broken down milk proteins. You can also try soy milk. You have to be very careful abou...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for a blood clot in the brain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is in ICU since 48 to 50 hours. Blood clot has formed in vein of the brain. His right side of the body is not functioning. Doctors are saying that he is recovering, but very slowly. Please give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A stroke is an abrupt deprivation of the blood flow to the brain due to a blockage or the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Acute ischemic stroke is caused by thrombotic or embolic occlusion of a cerebral artery and is more common than hemorrhagic stroke. In your...  Read Full »

Why is there speech difficulty in 6 years old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 years old having trouble in speech. While taking she cannot clearly pronounce word R and L. She always speaks L instead of R.  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This means her neurological development is normal, memory and intelligence intact. This kind of giggling or word pronunciation is common up to 8 to 10 years, with age it will improve. Then no need to worry, just she needs speech therapy. I will tell you tomorrow what y...  Read Full »

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