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Relation between Hearing ability and Speech development

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It is a well recognized fact that there is a close relation between hearing ability and speech development. It has often been seen that children having hearing problems also suffer from speech problems. If this hearing loss develops early, then there would be more serious effects on the child’s speech development. That’s why according to speech language pathologists, early identification of any type of hearing loss is essential in children so that early intervention can help treat the problem. Hearing loss and speech development in children There are four major ways in which hearing loss affects children: 1.  Hearing loss may cause a delay in the development of receptive and expressive communication skills both i.e speech as well as language. This means vocabulary development gets delayed in hearing impaired child. The gap in vocabulary in children with hearing loss and normal children starts to widen as the child grows old. Thus the child may not be able to express him or herself easily. Apart from these children suffering from hearing loss may not hear their own voices while they are speaking. Speech Language Pathologists say that for this reason they may speak too loudly or not loud enough. The child may also have a speaking pitch that is too high. They may sound like they are mumbling. This is because of poor stress, poor inflection, or also poor rate of speaking. 1.    The child suffering from hearing loss also has speech language deficit. This in turn causes learning problems that […]

Is your child taking too long to talk? What you must know for speech development?

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As a parent your child is perhaps your most precious possession. Thus you want to provide the best to your child. You want to take the best care of him or her. If you find out that your child is late in speaking or need speech development, we can well understand how worried you must be. We therefore thought about sharing some facts about this issue to help you to deal with the same. Here are some facts which you must know. Speech Development in Babies: What you must know? Doctors are of the opinion that babies generally start learning since the time they are in the womb by listening. They do so by responding to familiar voices. Experts in the field feel that newborns start developing their speech after they turn 2 months old. Much of the speech and language development in children happens between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Time line for speech development: Sounds By the time your baby turns 2 months old, he or she should begin cooing and making gurgling sounds. Babbling As your baby turns 6 months old; he or she might start making sounds with vowels strung together. This is referred to as babbling. Generally babies babble in a singsong manner. Jargon As your baby is about to reach the first birthday, he or she might talk in gibberish which is usually known as jargon. It seems like they’re talking in a language of their own and they would not usually […]

Detecting Autism and Treating It

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Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) is a serious neurodevelopmental problem in children. This disorder impairs the child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. For recovery from the disorder early detection and treatment is essential. One major problem for detection is that there is no single symptom. Autism leads to a group of ailments. Autistic children encounter problems both in verbal and non-verbal communication. Research reveals that early intervention with treatment may bring in a significant impact on recovery. So as a parent you need to be alert regarding your child’s behavior. With the slightest indication of any problem you must seek help. Through this blog we will try to make you aware of the common symptoms of Autism and how you can arrange for early treatment if there is a problem. Autism: Some Early Symptoms  An autistic child may often not respond his or her name when called for. The child may lack any facial expression. He or she may also have poor eye contact. Another symptom of ASD may be if the child speaks with an abnormal tone or rhythm. In autism there is also a tendency of repeating the same words or phrases without understanding them. So in case this is observed regularly you must seek treatment.  The child may also suddenly behave aggressively or inappropriately at social gatherings. Another indication of Autism is delayed speech in children.   Apart from these the child may often continue making repetitive movements at times. He or she may be very stubborn and resistant […]

Some Fun Kids Speech Therapy Exercises

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Kids Speech therapy need not be dreary or monotonous. When you are dealing with kids, if you take the fun quotient out of the equation, you automatically make the job tougher. Kids love to participate in any activity where they can have fun. Your job is to mix the learning bit cautiously without spoiling the fun part. The same holds true for speech therapy. The experts here at Speech Plus have come up with some fun exercises that will help your kid get to speaking fluently. You, as a parent or guardian, have a major role to play here. A very common but effective speech exercise is to mirror actions or imitate them. Children with speech problems may find it tough to pronounce words simply because they are not sure about the facial movements. Our speech therapist will articulate the words out for the kids. Then these kids are asked to repeat the words while facing a mirror. The ability to imitate is usually very strong in children. This ability will help them pronounce words as they should be. And if they continue practicing it for some time, they will surely start improving. Game Plays Important Role in Kids Speech Therapy Guess Who? is another popular game that comes in handy for speech therapy. In this game, kids are expected to guess the name of a person or even a place by taking guesses. This game has a two-fold purpose: improving pronunciation and vocabulary. The difficulty in saying out uncommon […]