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Researchers have found a way to predict autism in infants

  • Autism | Autistic Children | speech therapy centre in Kolkata

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorders which leads to significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges for the person suffering from ASD. Thus autistic children are often self absorbed in their own world. They are generally unable to communicate and interact properly with others. Autistic children may have difficulty in developing language skills and understanding what others say to them. Studies show that early detection of the disorder can make a significant effect on its treatment. So detecting and treating autism it as early as possible is very important. Researchers now can detect Autism in children A recent study was published last week in a leading science journal. The study states that it is now possible to identify which infants with older siblings with autism, will be diagnosed with autism at 24 months of age. The study made use of Magnetic-Resonance Imaging (MRI). The study was done at the University of North Carolina in USA. It used the scans taken at 6 months, 12 months and 2 years to examine the brains of infants at high risk of autism. The researchers were able to predict with an 80 percent accuracy rate which babies who had an older sibling with autism would be later diagnosed with the disorder. A senior researcher felt that early brain development biomarkers could be very useful in identifying babies at the highest risk for autism before behavioral symptoms emerge. Experts in the field feel that this is a path-breaking breakthrough in the treatment of Autism in children. With early detection treatment […]

Treating Speech Problems owing to Parkinson’s disease with Speech Therapy

  • Parkinson's Disease | Speech Problem | Speech Disorder | voice therapy in Kolkata

Parkinson’s disease occurs when there is a problem with certain nerve cells of the brain. As a result of the problem nerve cells break down. This problem mainly affects the way a person moves. But along with that it affects others functions of the body too. These include difficulty in speaking, which is called Dysarthria. It also leads to difficulty in swallowing which is known as Dysphagia. It has been observed that with Speech Therapy the problem of communication as a result of Parkinson’s disease can be treated. In this blog we will try to make you aware about the way the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) can help a person suffering from the condition. Who is a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP)? Speech Language Pathologist (SLPs) or Speech Therapists are professionals who specialize in treatment of Speech and language problems. There may be various types of speech and language disorders that a person may be suffering from. These include apraxia, stuttering, misarticulation, late speaking and voice disorder. The SLP through speech therapy tries to treat and rectify the disorder.  Speech Therapy to treat Speech disorders resulting from Parkinson’s disease The SLP can also help in treating the speech disorder caused due to Parkinson’s disease. A speech therapist or SLP, in such cases, has to teach the ways to conserve energy and air in the lungs for speaking loudly enough for one to be audible. They can also help the patient with the development of  non verbal communication skills. All these will help the patient […]

Role of Speech Therapist in Speech Therapy Treatment

  • Role of Speech Therapist in Speech Therapy Treatment

Speech therapy is a serious and specialized professional service. There is no room to think that just about anyone can handle the requirements of a speech therapist with the help of logic or common sense. However, there are some exercises and practice routines where you can make a contribution towards speech therapy for your child. After consultations with a speech therapist, you can step in and help your child when you do not have the presence of a professional Speech Language Pathologist. For parents and guardians who want to chip in with some help, Speech Plus outlines some speech therapy games that you can play with your child and help them overcome speech impairment. More times than not, speech problems arise out of failure to express what they want to say. There are little physiological problems as such. For such cases, the problems can be categorized as inability to use receptive language, expressive language and deductive reasoning. Let us take them up one at a time. Receptive language is what enables the child to understand and comprehend what is going on around them. Reception of languages helps them realize what the conversation is about. You can build that up by strengthening the observation skills of the child. Point out to objects and symbols around them, like a window or a book. These objects must not be abstract, but something that is visible in plain sight. Then, shift your attention to offering clues that will enable the child to remember what […]