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    Moebius Syndrome

    Moebius syndrome is a rare condition that affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, resulting in paralysis of the muscles that control face and eye movements. Read more →

  • Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Foreign Accent Syndrome

    Foreign Accent Syndrome is an incredibly rare condition that results in damage to the speech centres of the brain, resulting in a sudden speech impediment that leaves the suffer sounding as if they are speaking their native language in the accent of a… Read more →

    I was born with cleft lip and palate. I am 20 years old and had my jaw operation 2 weeks ago for under-bite and now I can't talk properly. When I talk Air is coming out through my nose so when I speak people can't understand what I am saying. I never had speech problem before the operation, I don't Know what to do, also when I drink something the liquid is coming through my nose.Someone please help me, I am 1st year medical student and I dont want my education being disturbed by this speech problem.





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    My daughter had the jaw surgery with no effects to her spoech but beforehand we were told there's a risk of speech changing but the surgeon said it happened to one patient in 20 years of him performing the procedure. Kavitha you need to contact the surgeon asap!!!

    I've been suffering with a very similar condition I have lost my voice been like this for coming upto 9 months now specialist referred me to speech therapy and was told my vocal cords are very tense tight and strained and they don't meet together my speech therapy doesn't seem to be improving my quality of voice at all and I saw on the show last night that the woman was given an injection onto the vocal cords is this available on the nhs or would it be a private thing as when I ask of there's anything else that can be done I get told no ... I'm very confused and frustrated as this is effecting my day to day life any help or advice would be appreciated thanks x





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    Hello, The programme made it look like it was very easy to get diagnosed and treated. It isnt always the case. I've had this condition for nearly 4 years. It look a year to be diagnosed (by an ENT specialist, a narologist and a Speech Therapist). I've had speech therapy for 3 years and tried lots of additional treatments (accupunture, osteopathy, throat massage and counselling in case it was trapped emotion - sadly its not!). Botox definitely does help but it is only short term. Sure it serves its purpose, you can speak again with ease for a while - but that's it. Only a short while. I had to go back every 2.5 months for more. Eventually scare tissue developed, which made the injections (I had it bi-laterally each time) became harder to inject. Originally I had to pay privately for this and then managed to get it on the NHS (I had to push for this to happen). Its worth you having botox if you are struggling but there is also an alternative if you are willing to put the work in yourself. I decided towards the end of last year that I wanted to try an alternative to botox, I couldnt accept that this was my only option for the rest of my life (Im in my early 30s). Through research I found Free to Speak Voice Therapy. It taught me the importance of posture, alignment, the correct breathing techniques and so much more. I am now retraining my voice into a new groove. Its working. I feel liberated and am finally starting to be able to speak freely for the first time in years. Its given me my life and my confidence back. I understand its a frustrating time for you and you want to get the right treatment. Do what's best for you but please consider the alternative to botox. Its worth trying the botox and it certainly served its purpose well and helped me to sound 'normal' again (in a botoxed voice). However, the best thing you can do for your voice is free it completely. Inhibiting the old patterns of behaviour that your voice has learnt with your SD condition and retraining it. I truly feel liberated now from my voice prison and able to speak freely again.

    my tongue swells which effect swallowing I take statins, when I stop statins it slowly returns to near normal, my speech is effected,I also take medications for AF and prostate.





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    Since I had gallbladder trouble late 2012 on and off I will experience a white coating on my tongue, it is swollen and has teeth indentions in the sides. What is the problem and what can I do to correct it. Sometimes it feels swollen enough to interfere with my speech.





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    This may be oral thrush.

    A. Get your gull bladder out. And sounds like thrush.

    I have a 4 year old son who has been diagnosed with autism and has limited speech. My ex partner and I can both recognise behaviours in ourselves that are exhibited by our son. I scored 32 in the test and have been treated for mixed anxiety depression in the past, the biggest trigger for me being interpersonal relationships. Is it possible that I may be somewhere on the spectrum and do you believe that genetics is a big part of what 'causes' autism?





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    Hi I would like some advice. Im 20 years old and I suffer with over bite and one of my front teeth sticks out. You can when I speak, eat and smile. It is now not only affecting my confidence its now affecting my speech. I cant afford braces and I did have them when I was 16 but I got bullied and now I am regretting it. How can I fix my teeth without paying so much for braces?





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    I have recently been diagnosed with meige's disease (oro mandibular dystonia) at the age of 52. The main problem is that my speech has deteriorated so much that I've had to go on sick as I can't speak to my staff for any period of time. My own GP is struggling on how to deal as I had to go to London to be diagnosed after 7 years of misdiagnosis locally . Can anyone who has same illness offer me any guidance / direction on how they 'managed' their condition.





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    Hi! I have had Parkinson's for 20 years now, and I'm 63. I found something that helps shorten the duration of the severe cramping in of my feet! My neurologist looked at the ingredients, and said there wasn't anything in it that would make it work, but it does (for me, anyway and I hope it will for you, too!! The brand name is Highland's, and it's simply called "Leg Cramps". At the first sign that your foot is going to turn in, put 3-4 tablets under your tongue and let them quickly dissolve. I usually need 4 to stop the cramp before it goes "full-blown". I keep a bottle with me in my purse, in the bedroom in case it starts when I first get up, etc. I would have had to stop working if I my local pharmacist hadn't told me about Highland's Leg Cramp. It has given me my life back and has allowed me to continue working. Good luck to you!

    I'm thinking of getting my tongue pierced, but i have been reading some horror stories about infections on the internet and want to know more How common is it for this piercing to get infected? What things should you look out for? And what will they do if it does get infected(Like antibiotics or something)? Also whats the worst thing an infection can do to me (like permanantly affect my speech)? Because one of my friands said that they will have to cut the tongue off and im sure thats not true but just wanted to check. Thankyou.x





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    hey, i hade my tongue pierced about 4 weeks ago now and im 16. year there are some horror stories but if u do the after care probably, most likly wont happen. as i said i just hade myn doune and it is very easy to look after. you simply wash out your tongue after every time you eat with 50/50 mouthwash and water and it should heaal within 2 weeks.

    I've had my tongue pierced a few times now. It isn't too common to get a tongue piercing infection but if you do, you should take it out. It will start to make your breath smell, even if you've just cleaned your teeth. There is no way you would get your tongue cut off and i have never heard of anyone having impaired speech from an infected tongue, maybe when you first have it done (it may take a while to get rid of the lisp). if you do get it done and are worried about it at all, just nip to your GP. Also, make sure your bar is big enough, if the bar is too small (even if it seems perfect) it will start to sort of embed itself into your tongue and it won't look nice. Hope this helped. :) x

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    I only have one fear in life and its the sheer amour of work I need done in my mouth, I'm 28 and iv not been to a dentist for at least 10 years, iv had abscess's over and over. I have like 9 bottom and even less top. I am terrified, even dental adverts on tv make me feel so uncomfortable I dont think i could get in the chair I'd need knocked out, thinking of it strikes fear in me. I simply can't afford the bill either. I hardly go out anymore it's so embarrassing to speak to people and its affecting my speech it really gets me down... What can I do? I'm at my wits end it's horrendous looking!





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    --Mate--I am in my 60's but since I had major dental (caps ,bridges etc) in the Philippines--I can say my smile/image/confidense has improved 100%.That was 5 yrs ago.Total cost around 2000$ including airfares/accomadation.You can get similar deals in Vietnam I believe..BUT--a big but--you have to take good care of your teeth/dental hygene--with the caps etc --otherwise you will get same problems repeat.Brush after evry meal--cut down sugars,use saline regularly--gargle and wash.Cheers

    I am a 28 year old female and have episodes where i blank/zone out for a minute or two and other episodes where the right side of my face will drop (as if i'm having a stroke) my speech is slurred and i can't form sentences. during this time i am not fully aware of whats happening and this can last on and off for between a minute to half an hour. I am currently seeing a neurologist who has told me it is likely to Migraines with aura, although every other doctor I have seen including an other neurologist believes it is epilepsy. I do not have a headache at the time but when it stops I feel drained, tied and a couple of hour later develop a dull headache i am on an Topiramate. this has been happening daily for nearly a year it is embarrassing and affecting my life. i have also gone rigid twice and fallen backwards just want to know if this has happened to anyone else pls help...





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    May be not a dental issue, possibly producing to much saliva from your glands.. Could be a sort of speech impediment that needs to be addressed.. So forget about the fear of Dentist, I would be see a GP... P.S. Just for basic information, Dentists are nothing like you think they are, the images of dentistry is nothing like the 1950's or the farcical images you see on Television..Dont allow the fear to grow from mole hill to mountain in your head..Take care

    For support for anyone really struggling with their looks / speech I would strongly advise seeking your local cleft team. (look at the CLAPA website.) They would be able to put you in touch with Speech Therapy or surgeons. The NHS I'm sure can offer surgical options. Or talk to your GP. x best wishes x





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    Hi Kelly, my name is Kay Russell and have Foreign Accent syndrome. Am happy to talk to you and you can find me on facebook. Have you been to see your GP since this start or a neurologist? Best way for diagnosis is to ask GP to recommend for speech therapy appointment. A speech therapist should then be able to help you with this. It is a bit of slow process sometime unfortunate. If you need any more assistance, please contact me via FB. Best wishes to you Kay

    My 5 year old son is very clever but has speech problems.he trips over a few times a day and is very clumsy. last year he was diagnosed with adem. would adem be a contributing factor to his dyspraxia. he is getting help at school by a speech therapist.also is dyspraxia a disability.





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    depending on the levels of his dyspraxia it could be classed as a disability my 5 yr old son also has it and gets high rate disability as he has problems with toilet hygiene etc ask your local paediatrition for further help or ask school/local education for more help.

    My son was unfortunately diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 13. May I just say that Dyspraxia does not just effect co ordination. It can effect speech, self esteem and daily living skills. It was a shear mental fight. Everyone at school thought he was lazy. In the end I had to pay to get a specialist to look at him. He attended a clinic called CEPOX where he was given exercises to do. He also still had part of his startle reflex which you have when you are born. He is now 20yrs old and is managing a ok. He want to learn to drive but he is really bothered as his reflexes will not make him safe on the road.

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    Depending on the severity, most (if not all) people born with cleft palate will need speech therapy at some point in their lives. For more on this... http://www.home-speech-home.com/cleft-palate.html





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    Hi all I always used to blush at school, work, life, it was obviously noted and laughed at. I hate to tell you, but there isn't a quick fix or cure for this. It's part of who you are and you coping and tolerating the problem is the only way forward. You'll have to learn how to deal with it, accept when it happens and laugh with your friends about it. If the thought of giving a speech (a best mans speech in my case) terrifies you, Do it, trust me you'll feel so much better after. Face the blushing head on and accept it. Steve (30), blusher and rosacea sufferer. Tyrion lannister 'Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.'

    I've been suffering with a very similar condition I have lost my voice been like this for coming upto 9 months now specialist referred me to speech therapy and was told my vocal cords are very tense tight and strained and they don't meet together my speech therapy doesn't seem to be improving my quality of voice at all and I saw on the show last night that the woman was given an injection onto the vocal cords is this available on the nhs or would it be a private thing as when I ask of there's anything else that can be done I get told no ... I'm very confused and frustrated as this is effecting my day to day life any help or advice would be appreciated thanks x





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    Hello my six yr old son has severe dyspraxia (apraxia) speech. He is fully supported and we are at an amazing school. He is intelligent and bright but does suffer with a delay with social interaction. slowly he pounds onwards and thank fully is getting there. I just wondered if anyone has gone through this? I talk to my son about dyspraxia in very simple terms and he seems to finally come to terms with most things life throws at him. We have got breathing strategies for the times he gets desperately frustrated. But team sports are still very testing. The ways he deals with life is different and inspiring he is so determined and brave. Now we have reached the grand old age of 6 he is socially aware that his speech is different also has symptoms of fine motor dyspraxia. To avoid frustration he often avoids conversation. But with lots of support and gentle encouragement he is getting better. We get on with things and learn together I am his speech therapist coach occupational therapist arrange and join in with subtle adult lead activities. It's a family effort and we make it as fun and calm as possible. Any tips or experiences would be fabulous. Thanks in advance





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    Hi I'm 24 and was first diagnosed aged 5 I think. From a young age it massively affected my motor skills, speech, handwriting, swimming and cycling.... But biggest thing was the lack of confidence in seeing the difference between me and the other kids and this lack of confidence would then hold me back even more creating a vicious circle. So for me overcoming the confidence hurdles was the most important thing. Every "normal" boy at my school played football and I decided if I could play football also that will make me "normal" to. Every one waned to be striker of course so the times when they allowed me to play I was always in goal. I think I must have told my Dad this as he the spent a few hours every weekend just throwing the ball to me or what not and he did it in a way that I felt that "I can do this" and soon these skills also paid off in the playground too and I suddenly felt that I could do things other could do and that I could be "normal". The confidence boost that gave me then caused me to accelerate massively in other fields and soon I wasn't far off my peers after some practice. For me it was such an impossible dream to be anyone but the "one who can't do anything", I never believed that practicing all these things could help me I just saw it as impossible and frustrating. So advice I'd give is focus on one skill that your son wants to be able to do more than anything else and show him that he can do the things he desires to. Today I still struggle picking up new simple tasks as fast as most do but the determination and can do attitude towards adversity that dyspraxia has taught me means that the complex tasks I can learn faster than most. I now know nothing is impossible for me as I was able to play football.

    My son got referred to speech and Language a couple of yrs ago and learning Makaton Signing to help him communicate. Our local unit in Colchester, Essex referred him to London so myself and my dad had to take my 4yr son down to London at Nuffield Centre near Kings Cross on 2nd March 2011 to find out why he could only say a couple of clear words they diagnose Camron with Dyspraxia in Speech (DVD) and would need a lot of help as he is going to start school this September after seein the program i was amazed to see there were so many kinds of Dyspraxia now we're getting the help and advice we need. Family and friends have been very supportive after we have told them what is wrong. Thanks to the Program we can look out for signs of Dyspraxia in my youngest son





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    Hi Your comments are really helpful. My son has recently been diagnosed by his school. My problem is trying to get him really interested in sports. He is better than he use to be, he would just avoid it until recently. Can you tell me what sports you ve found helpful and fun? His balance is poor not being able to ride a two wheel bike or scooter.

    Hi, Im 18 years old and I was born with cleft palate. I just had a surgery las summer and Im seeing a soeech teraphist. Ive been bullied before. When I was a child and before getting to high school. I look normal, but I have some problems with my voice. Im afraid to talk to someone. Im very quiet, although Ive made very good friends. I dont like my speech, and I used to think about killing myself. Not anymore though, but I just wonder how am I gonna live with this. Am I gonna be able to have a family? A good job? I feel like Im gonna be alone forever. And I feel like I cant choose the career I like because Im afraid to talk. Some people make jokes about my speech and I just wonder if theres another people with this kikd of cleft palate? How is their life like?





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    I had FAS after a severe concussion (serious car accident). I too could read in my own accent. Also, immediately after the concussion, I couldn't say anything that was understandable to a listener, although I could read out loud as normal. The most awful thing was that the staff in the hospital were talking about me a laughing at me in the corridor when my ability to speak suddenly came back (after 5 days of gobbledegook)in a very strong Scottish West Highlands accent (which I couldn't ever mimic normally). The accent changed over time and became more Eastern European. It lasted on and off for over a year, but now (three years later), it only comes when I am mentally exhausted (ie, after a hard week, lots of concentrating, noise, fatigue etc..). But, it was bizarre! I am originally from Manchester, England, and my speech therapist said that I sounded like a Polish person who learned their English in Manchester! I occasionally get slurred/slowed speech, and when I am trying to explain something, my speech often gets 'gappy'... I also had mild dysphasia and anomia (couldn't name things even though I knew what they were, and what they were for) after my concussion. Very odd... Doctors just kept referring to things as 'odd' (accurate I suppose, but unhelpful at the same time)... Have a look at this website - it was recommended to me by a neurologist and it was very, very helpful - http://www.neurosymptoms.org/ - it describes things known as 'functional problems'. Good luck :)

    I was born with a dimple on my bum but I was wondering if that could be cause to when I was little I had speech therapy and if that could effect it as it say on the Internet that its can ?





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    I 14 and I have dyspraxia and people mock my speech at school. I am terrible at spelling and i am really bad at PE.





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    Yeah it schools difficult, it gets easier. And remember your not alone or the only one. There's loads of us with dyspraxia and loads of people with different disabilites going through very similar things.

    Thank you for your comment, I already have seen speech therapist but it hasn't helped me .I am now waiting to see a specialist for cfs/m e

    Please see my reply to Neela dated, Nov. 5, 2014. I highly recommend you see a maxillofacial prosthodntist to correct your speech dramatically.

    Hi louise you sound deffinately like you have it ....if yu can, go to your g.p and ask to be refer to a speech therapist .... if you have facebook look for foreign accent syndrome (new) ok we are all there to listen ......

    i suffered with dyspraxia for nearly 15years to present I 27 now it's affects my speech my self confidence way I thinking writing skills effects my work alot can't remember people but my gp won't do anything but it getting worse





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    i go bright red in class when i am reading infront of the class , talking or even doing a speech . Its so embarresing , what could i do about it to not make me go as red?





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    my son is 3 1/2 and snores extremely loud sometimes its as if he struggles to breathe and gasps it scares me so much that he sleeps with me s i can hear him he ued to suffer from tonsilitus alot and now has to go to speech threapy hav bin told this could be down to his adinoids no one will help and no seems to listen to me please help!!





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    had this done 2years ago, except i had upper AND lower jaws done, 10weeks on a liquid diet.. :O but it was the best thing i've ever ever done. Completely changed my life, used to get bullied over my jawline braces and speech, now i'm the pretty girl i always was inside..:)





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    How long until u could open ur mouth ? I'm gettin it done and heard ur mouth is wired so tight it can't open ?

    if you have braces on they use rubber bands to keep your mouth closed for the first while, i didnt get them off till 10weeks post op but only cos i had delayed healing, normally i think its 2to 3weeks. Its not that bad at all dont worry you can still talk etc! Seriously best thing i've EVER done, worth all the discomfort. Ask loads of questions, get advice online from others who have had it done, i found there were tips and advice i really needed on blogs about the surgery. You'll be sick of soup by the time you're done by the way..:)

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