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What causes lack in clarity of speech in children?

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Dr. K.S.V.Ramesh

Dentist, Periodontics

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 in Dental Health
Question: hi dr
my kid going to 4 by September 23 2014
now he is 3.10 years
he is normal with good activities
he talks to all responds well
now started his LKG from XXXXXXX problem is his words which has r and k he prounces as al and the
ie car as thal
four as foul
run as lun
he says rhymes..numbers everthing but his with this mistakes
is this normal in dz age.?
even i train to say he is not able to tell ra and ka
his other classmets talks clearly
Answered by Dr. K.S.V.Ramesh 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry this could be due to tongue tie

Detailed Answer:
Thank for your query with HCM,

I request you not to get panicked with this.

Usually in some children you see this problem due to so called tongue tie, which is a mucosal attachment of tongue to the floor of the mouth. Sometimes this attachment could be at higher level I mean till to the tip of the tongue which results in causing this problem. But this is a correctable issue hence I request you to visit your pedodontist for thorough clinical examination and the best suggestion along with the treatment.

Hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction

Dr Ramesh
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