Problem in speaking, 6 years - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : Hi
User : Hi there
Doctor : How can I help you?
User : had a problem related to my child
Doctor : Ok
Doctor : Proceed with your query
User : my daughter 6 years old has a problem in speaking
Doctor : Ok
User : there's stameering and she gets stuck up on one word
Doctor : Ok
Doctor : Have you consulted a speech therapist for her
User : is it something to worry about or we should observe it for a couple of more years
User : no actually we thought it will get better with time but it is not improving
User : so we are thinking of taking her to a doctor
Doctor : It is common in young children when they are learning to speak but after that it needs to be corrected.
User : which specialist would be right one for this
Doctor : Speech therapy is better advocated now as after 5 years of age this is not normal.
Doctor : A speech therapist is ideal
User : is he or she a doctor or more like physiotherapists?
Doctor : First an ENT check up would be better to rule out any anatomical problems. If there is nothing wrong with the structure
User : we were thinking of going to an ent doctor
Doctor : Speech therapists are not necessarily doctors
Doctor : Meanwhile you can do these things
User : thanks a lot doctor. i will get back to you with further questions after meeting the ent doctor
User : pls go ahead
Doctor : iLsten attentively to your child and maintain natural eye contact when he or she speaks.
User : sorry
User : ok .
Doctor : Wait for your child to say the word he or she is trying to say as that improves her confidence while speaking
Doctor : peak slowly, in an unhurried way. If you speak this way, your child will often do the same, which can help decrease stuttering.
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