disorder is a type of disability where the patient is unable to convey his
feelings clearly or is unable to understand what others are saying. Speech
disorder is mainly due to some developmental problems but it can be completely
corrected with the help of aids. Early diagnosis is the key to complete
recovery from speech disorder. For early diagnosis it is important to identify
the main symptoms of speech disorder. Read on the ways of identifying speech
What is Speech Disorder?
It is important to first get a clear
idea on what is speech
disorder. It can be broadly defined as the disorder of the language. This
refers to the child’s difficulty to either process it and express it or get it
out, or his being unable to effectively articulate it. He seems to be
completely lost while expressing himself while, this is also a fact that he is
totally aware and conscious of what he actually intended to say.
Usually, this speech disorder occurs due
to developmental factors and in most of the cases, the children manages to
recover by themselves. And when they fail to catch up on their own, they
require therapeutic aid but only after they are diagnosed. It is basically the
parents who are in a position to effectively guide the child to practice
properly and get over it, which eventually happens most of the cases in due
time. Things turn out really well if the diagnosis happens at an early stage.
How Do You Know that Your Child is Suffering from Speech Disorder?
Here are Top Five Ways
to Identify It:
The child tends to repeat words, phrases and sounds even when he
has passed 48 months since birth. For instance when you find your child saying water,
water, water repeatedly in a sort of uncontrolled manner, you need to
understand that the child is having problems in expressing. All his other
understanding faculties are found to be perfectly normal and you could make out
that he wants to say a complete sentence like “mamma, give me water”, or so but
ends up repeating himself.
Frustration while Communicating
You will find the child expressing frustration while he is trying
to express himself. This irritability follows from the realization that he is
unable to come up with what is really trying to say. This means that he is
completely aware of his communicating disability and that is why is frustrated
as he is not able to express his actual thoughts. If the child is quiet one,
this frustration is expressed in a sort of silent way or though a mild reaction
that will make it clear to you that he is seriously bothered with him self. And
if the child
is hyper-active, the frustration can be manifested through cries and
screams and the condition is also liable to turn violent.
The child will be found to jerk his head in an uncontrolled manner
when he is speaking. This shows that the child is desperate to express him self
in proper words and say it in a manner that is desirable. As he keeps fighting
with himself in his attempt to come out clear, it gets expressed through the
continuous head jerks.
Frequent Eye Blinking
The child will also blink his eyes when
he speaks. This can be considered a follow through of the above condition where
the manner of expression is different. The child actually blinks his eyes in an
attempt to say the correct thing in the correct manner. And then when he finds
that he is unable to do it, he keeps trying and in this excitement, he keeps
blinking while speaking.
A child with a speech disorder is mostly found to be embarrassed
while talking. This is because he is well aware of his inability to speak in a
‘normal’ fashion and he does not really like himself for it. He knows that he
is trying hard and his repeated failure simply breaks his confidence. This is why children with speech disorders
are found to grow into introverts and uncomfortable in social gatherings.
What Should You Do?
Identify the problem as you as a parent
can do it really fast as you continually interact with your child. Therapy is
only effective way out. Spend time, know your child and help him bloom!
A number of researches have been
conducted to get the truth behind speech disorders and it is interesting to
note that there has not been any evidence to suggest that there is any possible
connection between the genes of the family or that this disorder follows from
any past traumatic experience. Even if there happens to be an emotional trauma,
related to the incident that the child has witnessed, it is found to dissipate
once the trauma is addressed.
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