Swallowing: The WH’s of Dysphagia

What is Dysphagia? Dysphagia refers to a difficulty in the process of swallowing, where it takes more effort than normal to move food from the mouth to the stomach. Dysphagia can be associated with pain (odynophagia) and is common among young babies and older adults. How do we swallow? The normal process of swallow is […]

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Understanding The Disability Certificate

In a country where 2.21% of the total population have some form of disability, India also needs to provide means to ‘include’ them meaningfully into society. The Government is working towards this through a variety of Laws, Schemes etc. drawn out and implemented by the Centre and States. Keeping this in mind, the Disability Certificate […]

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Who are Speech Language Therapists and What Do They Do?

Who can help… a child having difficulty reading and writing classwork? a mother struggling to communicate (as a consequence of dementia)? an infant who has a delay in cognitive skills? a newly born struggling with feeding? a child with a cleft palate? a teenager trying to overcome his stuttering to succeed in interviews? A Speech […]

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Tips To Improve Speech After A Stroke

A Stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted, which deprives the brain tissue of oxygen. Oxygen deprivation can lead to death of cells in just a few minutes, leading to loss of muscle functioning and/or speech depending on the area that is controlled by the cells. According to […]

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Social Skill Activities for Adults with Autism

For adults on the autism spectrum, social interaction can be a significant challenge. The increased demands of social life in the adult world, coupled with the non-verbal communication and perspective challenges that come with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), can make aspects of daily interaction overwhelming for adults at any developmental level. Fortunately, there are lots of […]

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Clutter Speech in Individuals

  Cluttering or clutter speech is a fluency disorder in which an individual speaks with a very rapid and irregular rate of speech. Cluttering is characterized by excessive dysfluencies in speech such as prolongations, blocks, repetitions, revisions and interjections, along with increased or irregular speaking rate. In addition, individuals may also exhibit additional language and phonological […]

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10 Easy Tips for Stammer-Free Breezy Speech!

Stuttering, commonly known as stammering is a speech disorder affecting the natural fluency of speech. Stutters or stammers are characterized by disruptions or interruptions in production of speech sounds. These interruptions are termed as ‘dysfluencies’. They often arise due to built-up tension in speech muscles, anxiety and fear of stressful situations. Stammering can at times impact […]

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Depression in Elderly: How to Help a Parent

Depression can affect anyone regardless of their age, gender or any other background. While we are still yet to overcome the stigmas attached to this disease, the geriatric population in our country continues to suffer. Lack of awareness also leads to the family feeling helpless and not understanding how to help. Older people are at risk […]

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Dementia: Care-giving tips

Globally, there is a rise in the population of the elderly people with the generation of baby boomers having entered the age of 60 years. Old age is commonly associated with disorders such as high blood pressure and heart diseases. Along with this problem, it also leads to the slowing of the brain functions. Memory […]

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