Speech Problem

Speech problems are disorders that affect the way a person creates different voices to form words. Stammering or shuttering is the most common type of speech problem. The other types include apraxia, which is caused due to brain damage, and dysarthria is when the weakness of muscles in the mouth and face cause speech problems.

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A 73-year-old patient had an intracerebral hemorrhage and a speech problem. How to treat him?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient aged 73 years had an intracerebral hemorrhage and a speech problem. He speaks too fast to understand. Any suggestion about exercises on how to solve this? Also sometimes have a swallowing problem. Any suggestion about electrical stimulation therapy or devices like VitalStim tha...  Read Full »


Melissa Kate Cox

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Speech and swallowing issues resulting from cerebral hemorrhages are highly complex. Therefore, it would be difficult to advise on a specific treatment without a thorough speech-language evaluation. First, if swallowing and fast speech rates ...  Read Full »

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