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 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 »

What is the parental management for delayed speech in toddlers?

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. Baratu Bhaisara

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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 3-year-old daughter. She is 11.5 kg in weight and 89 cm in height. She can play, run and tell entire rhymes, but she cannot form her language to communicate. She often repeats the whole statement or questions. She can follow instructions like "bring that ball" or "give me the toy,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a prevalent 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 primarily interact with parents by hand signs. A more straightforward thing I say to parents is...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My son is two years four months old and he is not talking as expected. He speaks few words but it is not clear. He speaks mummy and daddy clearly. If he does not like something, he says no. I am concerned. He is not speaking basic words and sometimes, he just looks at people talking in f...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are worried about the delay in speech. It is good to hear that he is saying single words clearly and he is using two-word phrases. Please mention whether you have checked his ears and hearing are normal. Please mention whether his motor development and social de...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male. Since childhood, I have stammering problems. It does not happen always. But when I start speaking to someone in front of others or when giving a presentation, I start to have tachycardia, palpitations, chest pain, headache, and sweating. I also have constipation. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Be relaxed. You get better results while being relaxed. Some relaxation exercises like one word one tap and reducing the rate of speech, open mouth approach, and changing your suprasegmental aspect of speech will help a lot. Do not anticipate and use the technique. In t...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a SPED teacher. Currently, I am going to teach a non-verbal child presenting with down's syndrome. I want to know where to start. I do not know where and how to start teaching the child. It is my first time to handle a non-verbal child. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have a one-line answer. Create a situation where he has to communicate verbally. Get their favorite things out of reach and do not respond to nonverbal modes like finger-pointing. Use finger puppet and talk. Give them some time to interact and be silent until fo...  Read Full »

After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  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 three 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 ...  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 »

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