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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Stuttering And How It Can Be Solved

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Stuttering is a speech disorder which causes the forward flow of speech. The speech interruptions are involuntary and prolonging sounds, syllables, words or phrases in the person is a result of this disorder. The causes of this disorder may be many. Genetics is a primary cause for the same. Others reasons may be various developmental factors as well. The lack of development of speech during the preschool years may lead to this problem. In case if you find that your child is suffering from this speech disorder it is natural for you as a parent to worry. Even if you are very worried you must not express this before your child. Any stress on your child in regard to the problem may actually aggravate it. So make sure that you are supportive to your child and encourage him or her always. Stuttering may have various kinds of psychological effects. In this blog we will try to point these out and also guide you in ways in which this disorder could be treated. Stuttering has deep rooted psychological effects Beyond the standard audible and visible symptoms of stuttering there are psychological symptoms may have long term effects. The first being fear. Often the fear of embarrassment of stammering every time a child speaks is enormous. So the child feels shy and tends to get withdrawn with shame. He or she therefore speaks as less as possible. Thus he or she leads a life of quiet desperation. Often the child as a result […]

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 […]

Benefits of Video Conferencing to treat Speech Disorder Problem

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You must be familiar with Video Conferencing. It offers a number of benefits. These include benefits like reducing travel costs, improves communication etc. Communication is really effective and succeeds only when both the speaker and listener are able to see and hear each other. Generally this becomes possible only when both are in the same room. Through video conferencing communication however this is possible even if the participants are at two geographical locations. Because of this it has also made a significant impact in treatment of speech disorders too. In this blog we will discuss how video conferencing is helping in the treatment of speech disorder problem too. Speech Therapy involves much travelling for the patient If you or your children are suffering from speech related disorders then it needs to be treated with speech therapy. You need to be patient. Treating speech disorder problem require much time and effort. These are to be provided over a long period of time. Sometimes it may take months or even years for the initial results to show up. So over the period if you or your child is being treated with speech therapy you need to visit the speech treatment clinic. At the time which you have been allotted to you, you would have to attend the same. When this is to be done over a period of time it may indeed be difficult for you. As it is with the excessive work pressure demands that you spend more time at work. Not […]

Stuttering Remedies for Children

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Stuttering is a speech disorder which causes the forward flow of speech. The Speech interruptions are involuntary and prolonging sounds, syllables, words or phrases in the person is a result of this disorder. There may a number of causes about stuttering in children. First genetics, may be a probable cause as stuttering often has been seen to run in families. Then there may be developmental factors for this too. During the preschool years, many of the child’s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional and speech learning skills develop at a rapid rate. Unfortunately the speech development may not happen at this period of time leading to stuttering. There may also be certain environmental caused leading to stuttering. The parental expectations of the parents regarding the child’s speech and language environment, or certain stressful life events may also lead to this problem. Here however the parents are not to blame, their expectation may not be harmful to the child who does not stutter but aggravates it in a child who has a stuttering tendency. The child’s fear and anxiety causes the child’s stuttering to continue and may even make it worse in some cases. We at Speech Plus , speech therapy specialist in Kolkata analyze what could be done to treat stuttering in children. Treating Stuttering In Children: As a parent you need to be conscious of the fact and notice whether your child is suffering from stammering. In case you observe this problem in your child regularly, then you need to treat […]

Speech Disorders Parents Should Know About

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There are some complications of the body and mind that can only be resolved through early detection. Of course, there are many which slip underneath the radar and fly far too long. When it is finally detected, the damage has already been done. Speech disorders in children fall in this category. More often than not, due to lack of awareness among parents or even teachers in school, the speaking faculty of children is ignored as being ‘normal’. This blog is about speech language problems of children and what their parents should know about it. Speech Disorders FAQ In this post, our experts at Speech Plus jot down some speech issues that all parents must be aware of. Let us look at them in a brief overview. Selective Mutism is a speech disorder that many do not know about. It usually manifests itself a condition where the child speaks normally around people they are comfortable around. When in the company of people they do not know, or dislike for whatever reason, their speech stutters. This stutter is not noticeable, or even there at all, when the child is around comfortable company. Selective mutism can be psychological condition where therapy plays a pivotal role in recovery. Speech delays are a reason why speech issues in children often go unnoticed. Most parents feel that their child may be a late talker and they do not take the problem seriously for a few years. It is true that there are cases of children starting […]

Professional Speakers Need Speech Therapy

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Do you think Professional Speakers can ever need Speech Therapy? Here is our answer. There is a theory that says that it is quite impossible to pronounce all the words and syllables correctly! In other words, we are all in some state of inability when it comes to speaking. There are some pronunciations that catch us unaware, resulting in goof-ups that might be quite costly. Look at the instances of mispronunciations at award ceremonies like the Oscars or the Grammys. Celebrities become the butt of jokes due to these slip-ups.  For professional speakers, however, the going is tougher. At best, these celebs will be the object of social media ridicule for a week or two. Then everyone will get on with their lives. For those who speak for a living, such instances can be a deal breaker in the context of a career. Speakers cannot afford to mumble or mispronounce words in conferences or seminars. They have to be pitch perfect at all times. Just as a writer might take a writing course to hone skills further, a speaker needs speech therapy. There is no harm in admitting that such therapies can brush off those rust granules depositing on the verbal skills, especially over a long career in speaking. Modern words often call for different ways of saying things. A speech therapist can help out professional speakers immensely. Never for once conclude that therapy is only for those who are suffering from speech disorders! Speech therapy has other benefits for […]