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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Is it normal that my Son with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Is not cooperative during speech therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now he is on speech and occupational therapy for laryngomalacia and taking Risperidone 0.5 ml daily. Since last week, he has been crying during his speech sessions and also not responding to them. However, when the session fi...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the information provided, it is normal for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to behave like this, and even normal kids at this age behave like this. To teach kids with ASD require more patience, so you need not worry. I suggest to remain patient, go...  Read Full »

How long will it take for my 2.8-year-old son diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) to show an improvement in speech?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.8-year-old son was recently diagnosed with ASD. As he was having a speech delay and was not saying simple words like "mama" and "papa," we went for a checkup. Can you please tell me if there is any average time frame for my son to recover? I wanted to know if my son could be rate...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The average time frame of recovery depends on the results and regularity of occupational and speech therapy that is being given to the child. Most children start showing improvement within a year or two of starti...  Read Full »

Why does my 4-year-old son find it difficult to speak fluently when excited?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4.3 years old. He sometimes finds it difficult to speak fluently, especially in the beginning of a sentence and when he is excited. Most of the time he speaks the entire sentence very clearly, without any difficulty. I am attaching his audio and video recording clips. Wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have heard the attached voice recordings (attachment removed to protect patient privacy). The child is stammering. His pronunciation is fine, but the problem is with fluency.It can be due to anxiety. The child might be afraid of performance. There can be psychological c...  Read Full »

Apart from surgery, how can spasmodic dysphonia be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, Few years ago, I had spasmodic dysphonia. My voice was husky and high pitched. I took medicines and speech therapy. There was slight improvement in my voice but after that my voice is high pitched. I want deeper voice that is manly voice. What should I do? Is there any way to get deeper ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Spasmodic dysphonia is one of the difficult conditions to treat and patient motivation is most important. Speech therapy is tried always and some benefit is there. Botox injection in spastic muscle will give best results, but speech therapy has to be followed. Botox ha...  Read Full »

My voice sounds like a girl's voice. How to correct it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My voice sounds like a girl's voice. Whenever someone hears my voice over the phone, then often respond me as if I am a girl. I have heard that this can be corrected through speech therapy and voice therapy. Please guide me about this.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem you suffering from is puberphonia and it can be corrected through speech therapy. Consult a proper speech therapist either nearby your area or you can consult online. For further information consult a speech therapist online --> https://www.iclini...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for dysphonia.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with dysphonia about a month ago. I have had a couple of speech therapy sessions but progress is glacial. I am still hoarse and in pain. I have been on 40 mg of Omeprazole for a month and Gaviscon Double Action for two weeks. I feel like the back of my throat is still ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Muscle tension dysphonia takes time to get cured. A few sessions of speech therapy are not going to rid you of the problem. Muscle tension dysphonia occurs due to various reasons and can be present after laryngitis or pneumonia as in your case. As an ENT surgeon, I w...  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 therap...  Read Full »

My voice sounds feminine. How to fix it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. My voice is like a girl. But hair growth pattern in my body is like a guy only. What is the remedy?  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Beard, mustaches, pubic and axillary hair are named as the secondary sexual characters. If your secondary sexual characters are properly developed you need not have to worry. Your voice sounding like a girl can be corrected. This can be corrected throughspeech the...  Read Full »

After puberty, I feel hard to speak in a normal tone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my voice. As a kid, I had a raspy voice the entire time until puberty. After I hit puberty, I do not think my parents noticed anything, but people have said I sound like Kermit the frog or that I need to stop mumbling. The problem I have is that I have to try qu...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your nose is blocked then you may have nasal polyps or some nasopharyngeal mass like adenoid or may have deviated nasal septum. For that, an endoscopy or CT scan is required. It may alter the voice. After ruling out these possibilities, you can consult a speec...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old son loses weight suddenly. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an 11 year old son who weighs 25 kg and is 138 cm tall. Everyone feels that something is wrong with him, as he is losing weight from the past three years, and it is severe for the last year. He is a slow eater and eats for 40 minutes to an hour, even small meal. We keep telling ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details that you have provided and the blood test report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). His problems are being underweight, fussy eater, constipation, and speech articulation problem. The blood tests show only vitamin D def...  Read Full »

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