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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 […]

Defeat Voice and Speech Problems with speech therapy

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Stammering is one kind of Speech Problems, usually considered as a tough fight of an individual to get the words out. So, it makes completely different from the usual non fluency that we all experience. Stammering varies tremendously from person to person and is often likely that a stammering person is fluent at one minute and struggling to speak the next. Stammering is a serious communication problem. It can adversely affect a person whether he is an adult or child. It can erode their self confidence and self esteem which consequently affects their interactions with others as well as their education and employment prospects. However you should not have much reason to worry. Speech therapy has proven to be very effective and at Speech Plus in Kolkata, we have a specialist team of speech language pathologists, trained to help with speech, voice or language related difficulties and challenges in everyday, business and academic settings. Speech Plus is a unique speech therapy clinic in Kolkata. Our main aim is to treat each patient as a distinctive case, observe and analyze them and get into the root of the Speech Problems. Speech Plus also provides professional Voice disorder therapy in Kolkata. Colds, allergies, bronchitis, exposure to irritants such as ammonia or cheering for your favorite sports team can result in loss of voice. Voice therapy is an individualized combination of vocal hygiene recommendations, modification of vocal behaviors and exercises designed to address specific vocal problems. We have an expert team of voice […]

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 […]

Stammering Remedies from Speech Therapists

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Do you know there are some simple Stammering Remedies that a Speech Therapists can suggest you? Stammering also known as stuttering is a speech disorder that causes disruption in the forward flow of speech. The interruptions in speech may be involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses in which the person is unable to produce sounds. Causes for Stammering: Once we know the causes it gets much easier to find stammering remedies. Research shows that there is no single, exclusive cause for stuttering and multiple causes lead to this speech disorder. Some studies show that there is strong evidence that stuttering occurs as a result of genetic factors. In fact according to these children who have first –degree relatives suffering from stuttering are likely to develop it three times more than other children.  Other studies however suggest that genetic factors interact with genetic factors for the disorder. Besides there is evidence that stuttering is more common in children who also have concomitant speech, language, learning or motor difficulties.  Before knowing more about the stammering remedies, you have to know more about stammering symptoms. Stammering may occur during childhood and persist into adulthood. It has been estimated that 1 in every 20 children prior to school age may stammer at some point of time. However 2 of 3 out of them will naturally grow out of it. Amongst adults it has been noted that 1 in 100 adults’ stammers Out of people suffering from stammering, males are […]

Nudging a Coworker towards Speech Disorder Treatment

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It is quite wrong to assume that speech disorder treatment is something that only children should go for! There are so many adults having problems with their speech. It can be due to a variety of reasons. For example, as you know, stammering is most often caused by nervousness or anxiety. Some adults may stammer when they are called on to speak at important events. This is a perfect case of a coworker stammering during a presentation or a group discussion. In the professional sphere, failing to speak impressively can cause professional damage. It does not take a second for a client to shift their attention away from the presentation if the speaker stammers or talks in an unclear voice. The concerned person may be very adept at their job but they fail to make an impression because their speech is so dull. It is important for such professionals to ask for help from a speech therapist. More often than not, such individuals are not proactive about seeking help from an expert. You have to nudge them towards getting help for their  speech problem. This nudge can be a very delicate and critical task! If you are not very tactful, you may end up hurting the person’s feelings. This sort of a blunder has a two-fold effect. First, the person will get defensive and refuse to seek help, assuring you that nothing is wrong with their speech. Second, the consciousness of the problem will make it worse. They will feel worried […]

Technology Takes Speech Impairment Treatment Forward

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The primary job of machines, and technology, is to make life easier and simpler. This thumb rule applies to all forms of innovation and invention. It is no different now for tasks seemingly exclusive to human beings. For example, you cannot have a machine to act as a caregiver, at least not till date! However, with rapid strides in technology, speech impairment treatment is a field that has benefited immensely. This is another area where only human beings were deemed fit for work. Modern technology has changed all of that! Meet Kaspar, a robot designed at the University of Hertfordshire. The purpose of this robot is to interact and help communication skills in autistic children. It was developed in 2005 and only over the next few years that it has shaped up to be a good friend to children who have special needs for communication. Over time, Kaspar has picked up new skills in interaction, making it more ‘human’ by the day! It can play games like peekaboo or help children imitate words and phrases. Obviously, with time, it will develop further skills to take on its job of a full-fledged speech therapist! Kaspar is no flash in the pan when it comes to speech therapy through technology. The Sheffield University has developed a computer program that helps patients who have suffered strokes to communicate or speak. As you know, strokes often wrecks havoc with the speech of a person. At times, the person can barely put a few words or […]

Stammering Child Needs Professional Speech Therapists

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Looking the other way never solves a problem. Rather, it aggravates it. That is so true for stammering problems. Many millions of people across the globe have stammering issues. According to speech therapists here at Speech Plus, a majority of these cases are related to confidence and psychological issues. Only a minority of the cases are actually about physiological problems. The good news is that both these kinds of problems can be tackled and solved, even if they involve a child. The only criteria is that the help must come at the right time. For speech disorders, much like every other form of discrepancy, it is important to provide assistance and support at the first hurdle itself instead of waiting for the problem to sort itself out. If you find that you child is stuttering or stammering, engage the services of a professional speech therapist immediately. Do not hesitate to check if the problem is a temporary one. What if it is not? You will end up losing valuable time in fixing the problem and in that unnecessary delay, the problem will grow deeper roots. Weed it out before it becomes more serious than it is now. Children suffering from stammering issues end up losing confidence and that make the problem worse. In physiological cases as well, lack of confidence escalates the stammering. As a result, children feel ashamed to speak. They make no conversation or even monosyllabic ones like Yes or No. This, in turn, causes frustration and anger, […]