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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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My 26-month-old child had two words till 18 months and none after that. Is this autism?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a mother of a 26-month-old boy. He usually developed until around 18 months then began falling behind. He had maybe two words by 18 months, and now he has none at all. We strongly suspect he has autism (many red flags present, MCHAT score of 13) and are working towards getting him ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many times in autism, the language is not lost the sensory issues, and the attention deficits are so higher that the child fails to pay attention to speech. Language is based mainly on attention and imitation. In many autism cases, the need to express is hampered, an...  Read Full »

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

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 »

When should I get my child tested for speech delay or growth issues?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.8-year-old son has started getting hair on his hands and leg. Can you please tell me if I should be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It usually is because of hormonal upregulation and is of no concern if he is physically active, no other major health complaints. It usually subsides on its own. Feel free to connect if there is any concern. Regards.  Read Full »

Please provide insights on my daughter's audiogram.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. She failed OAE testing at 3 years of age. She has issues with articulation and has been in speech therapy for over a year. Scores are 1% for understandability. Our audiologist did not tell us much. Can I get your insight into my daughter's audiogram?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your daughter's audiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a conductive hearing loss, but the ear is not mentioned. The cause seems to be some middle ear disease only. Please tell me about her subjective hearing. Is there any hearing loss she experienc...  Read Full »

My niece has hearing loss. What is the best treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece is 4 years old now. A year back we realized that she was not catching up how to speak and consulted an ENT doctor. Doctor performed few tests like BERA, OAE and hearing assessment. Then he confirmed that my niece is suffering from profound hearing loss. Doctor suggested hearing a...  Read Full »


Dr. Pradeep. V. R

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) clearly explains about the problems. I clearly understand your concern and worries. You are worried about the cosmetic appearance but you are missing about the importance of normal speech and hearing in life. Already ...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty in uttering certain words?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a difficulty in pronouncing words that start with a vowel, for example, 'experience' or 'academic'. Whether the word is in the starting or the middle of the sentence, there is always a difficulty. It has been around two and a half years since the problem began. I have to take a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.You can try to practice the stomach breathing techniques. Try pronouncing each and every vowel in an exaggerated way. For example, continuously say 'Aaaaaaa' for 15 seconds and so on for each vowel sound, you have trouble speaking. I suggest you consult a speech therapi...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old. We speak a different language here. So I trained my son to speak in English. He is doing good. He is able to understand what I am saying and he responds well. He has good eye contact with good social skills. Even if I am sitting sad, he understands it and asks me th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it seems that you had some minor concerns about your son's speech, language, and social communication development. Your son is going well for his age. He has improved his speech clarity. Your ongoing concern is that he does not respond to some of y...  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

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 »

How to improve my speech and control my hypersalivation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male who is 6 feet tall and weighs about 72 kg. I have speech problems that are difficult to speak and do not adequately express my ideas or feelings. I have a symptom like more saliva (hypersalivation) produced and drooling when sleep. This drooling of saliva is start...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for getting in touch with us. I can very well understand that you are worried about your condition. What you are describing is very much consistent with a chronic neurological disorder. Therefore I strongly recommend you to see a neurologist who has to get ...  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 to 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 the...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

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 »

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