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Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User: XXXXXXX here
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:my kid is feeling difficulty in speaking
User:thank you
Doctor:may i know his age, and how long has he had them ?
User:his age is 3 years 10 months
User:we are observing this problem from the past 1.5 years
User:at the age of 2 years he was speaking fine
Doctor:can u exactly specify what do u mean by specking difficulty ?
User:some times he speaks fluenty.
User:kind of stammering
Doctor:is his hearing normal ?
Doctor:is his development normal, as per his pediatrician ?
User:60% of the time he speaks fluently
User:yes. he is completely normal and very active
Doctor:in that case, you need not worry
Doctor:he is still young and he will improve with time
Doctor:you can help him better, by encouraging him to sing tunes or songs
User:few times he is trying very hard to speak some common words
Doctor:sometimes, when he is anxious or stressed such things can haeppen
Doctor:when he is in pressure, it can occur
Doctor:so just help him relax, and do not point out his mistakes
User:yes. exactly
Doctor:if he feels that , people are observing, he will become too cautious and he will have the issue persistently
Doctor:help him sing , and with time, his speech will develop well
User:initially it started like that. but later he is doing it quite often
User:he do sing few songs that time he sings normal
Doctor:thats fine, not to worry
Doctor:as i said, singing is the best form of therapy for him
User:but today his teacher told us to consult some doctor. she said he is very good all other activities and only problem is this
Doctor:if you are in doubt and anxious, you can consult a speech therapist or a ENT doctor, who can rule out other issues
User:can you suggest some doctor in Bangalore
Doctor:where do you stay ?
Doctor:Dr. S. R. XXXXXXX Institute of Speech and Hearing , Hennur Road, Bangalore - 0000, INDIA
Telefax : +91-80- 2546 0405 / 2547 0037 / 2546 8470
Doctor:you can consult at the above place , which is one of the good centers in bangalore
Doctor:You are welcome
User:any other doctors
Doctor:Samvaad Institute Of Speech & Hearing , 18, SSA Road, 5th Main, 1st Cross, Near-K A I C, Hebbal , Bengaluru , 080 0000
Doctor:You are most welcome
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