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How Speech Therapists helps in treating language disorder in Kolkata?

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It is estimated that about 11 to 12 million people suffer from stammering in India. It is a common problem which affects many. However, with Speech Therapy under a competent Speech therapists, this speech and voice disorder can indeed be overcome. This is especially true if it is detected and treated early with the right speech language pathology treatment. In this blog we will try to make you aware about the many benefits of speech therapy and about speech therapy in Kolkata. Let us however first try to understand who a speech therapist is. Speech Therapists: Who they are? Speech therapists is also known as a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLPs). According to Wikipedia “Speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, is one who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, cognition, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders“. How speech therapy is helpful? Speech therapy can help treat speech disorders in many ways. This includes Articulation Skills and treating Speech Intelligibility. Intelligibility refers to how well people are able to follow a child’s speech. If a child’s articulation skills are compromised for some reason, his or her intelligibility gets decreased in comparison to that of other children his age. They can also help to improve the child’s expressive language skills. Listening skills are important for speech. A SLP can help a child to develop listening skills and also the child’s ability to listen and understand languages. Stuttering is a very common speech disorder affecting many. It is characterized by […]

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 […]

New innovations which will help in treating speech related disorders

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Is your child suffering from speech related disorders? Then you would be happy to know that IBM recently unveiled the annual 5 in 5. This is a list of some ground breaking innovations that will potentially change the way we work, live and interact with others. This is being set to be achieved in the next 5 years time. This also includes the treatment of speech disorders. Being in the field of treating speech related disorders, we have regularly kept you updated about the latest in speech therapy through our blogs and other postings. In this we will make you aware about how this new innovation may help in treating the  speech problems. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) you could have dramatic developments in mental health including treating speech related disorders Brain disorders, including developmental, psychiatric and neuro degenerative diseases often cause speech or language disorders as well. Brain is something which we do not at present fully understand. However speech is a key to unlock it. In five years, what we say and write will be used as indicators of our mental health and physical well being. Patterns in our speech and writing analyzed by new cognitive systems will provide tell-tale signs of early-stage developmental disorders, mental illness and degenerative neurological diseases. This is what can help doctors and patients better predict, monitor and track these conditions. At IBM, currently scientists are using transcripts and audio inputs from psychiatric interviews. These are being coupled with machine learning techniques, to find […]

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 […]

Benefits of Video Conferencing for Speech Therapy

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Technology has since long helped us in various ways. We live in a world now which is hard to imagine without the internet. Things are happening in the technological world which was hard to consider even just about 10 years back. One of the technologies which has revolutionized the world is Video Conferencing. Apart from serving various sectors this technology is helping in the treatment of speech related disorders in a big way. You could now avail Speech Therapy through video conferencing too. Communication is really effective and succeeded only when both the speaker and listener are able to see and hear each other. This till recently was possible only if both the speaker and the listener were present in the same room physically at the same point of time. But now things have changed. Video conference has made communication between two people even if they are present at two different locations. Video Conferencing: why is it so helpful? Video conferencing (VC) means to conduct a conference between two or more participants at different sites by using computer networks to transmit audio and video data. It works like a video telephone. Each participant has a video camera, microphone, and speakers mounted on his or her computer. With these all the participants are able to communicate with everyone else simultaneously. It has many benefits. These include cutting down on costs of travel. People can be saved from the hassles of travelling. VC in fact now happens to be a major form of communication in the corporate sector. This technology is […]

Treating Voice disorder with Voice Therapy

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Most of us take our voice for granted. We normally never think about how the vocal cords produce voice. We therefore are often unable to detect voice disorder. According to Wikipedia , “The human voice is specifically a part of human sound production in which the vocal folds (vocal cords) are the primary sound source”. Voice is produced when air is exhaled from the lungs. This exhaled air passes over the vocal cords and make vibrate. The sound produced by the human voice depends on the muscular changes of the throat, palate and mouth. Voice Disorder: What it is and its symptoms If you see an abnormal change in the way your voice sounds then you could call it as a voice disorder. If you also have experiences of pain and discomfort in your voice, then also it could be termed as the same. The symptoms may include hoarseness, a change in pitch or even a voice crack. In case of singers they could also lose their vocal range because of the problem. If you need to clear your voice very frequently then it could be a result of this disorder. Inflammation and swelling of voice, misuse of the voice and upper respiratory problems are all the causes of this problem. Laryngeal Cancer is another cause of voice disorder which requires immediate treatment. Studies show that about 3 to 10% of the general population suffers from the problem at some point of time in their life. But certain individuals are more […]

Some Tips For Teaching Autistic Children

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Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological disorder. The symptom of this disorder varies from one child to the other. The exact cause of the disorder is difficult to pin point. Thus treating the problem becomes a challenge for Speech Therapists. Teaching such children is difficult as well. However early detection and intervention with the right speech therapy may often bring in a significant difference in recovery. So as a parent you must be alert and consult a speech language pathologist (SLP) to treat the same. In this blog we have outlined some basic tips which could be used for treating an Autistic children. Early symptoms to detect As a parent you need to closely monitor the development of your child. In case of any indication of any abnormality, consultation with an expert is a must. In case you notice that the child is not responding when he or she is being called, it may be an indication. Other symptoms include lack of any facial expression, speaking with an abnormal rhythm or a tone. Tendency to repeat the same words over and over again is another symptom as well. Whatever be the indication you must arrange for early intervention with the right treatment for it. Speech Therapy greatly helps in the recovery of the disorder. Simple tips for fast learning: While teaching an autistic child you should bear in mind that all autistic children are capable of learning. You simply need to find an effective strategy to help them learn […]

Detecting Late Speech in children and treating it

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Are you having a child aged about 3 years or younger? Are you worried that he or she is not speaking? Are you noticing that the child does not seem to listen? If you see these in your child then your child may be suffering from Late Speech Problem or language or hearing disorders. Through this blog we will try to make you aware of ways to identify if there is a speech disorder and how you should treat it. Identifying early signs: The following are some typical symptoms of determining Speech disorder in young children: If the child is around 3 month’s old and if the baby does not smile or interact with others. The baby should babble at an age of 4 to 7 months. By the time he or she is between 7 to 12 months he or she should make gestures like waving or pointing at things. Between 12 months and 24 months of age the child should respond to sound and should be able to vocalize. If it is observed that the child prefers gestures over vocalizing by the age of 18 months or more than there is cause for concern. At the age of 18 months the child must be able to imitate sounds.  After two years of age the child should be able to produce words or phrases spontaneously. If the child is still merely imitating speech and gesturing then there is a possibility that the child is suffering from speech disorder. Other symptoms include if you observe […]

Why Corporate Speech Language Pathology Is Gaining Importance

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Is your communication skill weak? Is it becoming a hindrance in your corporate progress? If so you need corporate pathology. No matter how good you are at your job but the quality of your communication is vital in the current scenario. At your workplace you have to work in a team. Whatever be your role, you as the boss to lead the team or as a subordinate to work in the same, your communication skills are essential to accomplish any job. With globalization companies have come together worldwide. This means that you can no longer work in isolation. Instead you must interact with your counterparts in other companies as well. Besides in the corporate world you are required to make presentations. You have to make international conference calls. At senior levels you must develop team building skills as well. In case you have problems doing any of these then Corporate Speech Language Pathology is important for you. Corporate Speech Language Pathologists:What they do? Corporate Speech Language Pathologists are expert communicators. They have knowledge and expertise in different areas of communication. They provide Communication training. They generally do so to freshers, who are new to the corporate world. However it is not necessary that only the new entrants require their services. Even experienced candidates too may often lack proper communication skills. They may be scared of public speaking. So both freshers as well as experienced candidates would benefit from Corporate Speech Pathology.  The Benefits of Corporate Speech Pathology: The benefits may broadly be […]

Effects of Hearing Loss on Speech development

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For a child hearing and speech are important tools for learning. Children learn to communicate by hearing the sounds they hear. If for some reason their hearing gets impaired it also has an adverse effect on their ability to speak too. This ultimately leads to delay in speech development. The academic progress suffers as a result of the problem. In the long run it may cause social and psychological problems. In this blog we will try to help you understand the how hearing loss in children leads to speech disorder. We will also guide you to treat the problem if it is detected in your child. Hearing Loss in children Hearing loss in children may often go undetected. The loss of hearing in children varies both in the type and the degree. Most hearing loss in children can now be treated effectively. However for that to happen, early detection of the problem is critical. Most effective treatment can be done with early intervention. So in case there is a problem with your child’s hearing you must try to identify it early.  The hearing loss in children may congenital (present at birth) or it may be acquired. However whatever be the cause you must be able to identify the symptoms early. At different stages while the child is growing up as a baby there are different indications whether they respond to sound or not. For example for a baby up to 4 months he or she may awaken or stir at […]