We know the journey of a person suffering from speech disorder is not easy. They suffer not just from communicating properly, but also due to lack of understanding among their peers and colleagues. They might suffer from anxiety, loneliness, and depression as well. 

If you are ready to take the first step towards your journey of correcting a speech disorder, you might consult the speech therapist from Eastside Speech Solutions in Sydney. Their passionate speech pathologists understand your problems and help you at your pace in achieving a confident version of you. 

Prevention of speech disorders 

Certain speech disorders are caused by some form of injury or impairment to the brain, nerves, or muscles and cannot be avoided. Some common speech disorders that can be prevented if dealt early are:

  • Sound disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders such as hoarse voice, high pitched voice, or inability to understand when to talk loudly or softly.
  • Language disorders in which your child has difficulty in understanding and saying words; have a limited vocabulary and face problems while reading and writing. 

A person suffering from language or speech disorder might not understand important communication gestures and will face difficulty in choosing the right language to use in different situations. They might speak too loudly, stand too close while speaking, choose a wrong language, and all these can create trouble for the child. 

However, some of these learning and speech disorders can be prevented to some extent if you follow certain guidelines -

  • Ensure that you spend enough time to talk to your child even when they are in their infancy stage. 
  • You must talk a lot with your small babies and allow them to speak more in a comfortable non-forced environment. 
  • Consult a specialist as soon as you notice any developmental delay in speech. 
  • Get your child checked for hearing. 
  • Ensure that you read to your child regularly.  
  • When your child is trying to speak, especially when they usually stutter do not stop or interfere. 
  • If your child suffers from voice disorder, avoid shouting and screaming in front of your child. 
  • You must also avoid starting a communication in noisy places. 
  • Always ensure that your child stays hydrated. 
  • Get your child tested for respiratory infection or allergies. 
  • Be careful of using seat belts, helmets, and child safety seats to prevent any injury that might be caused during an accident. 
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol, if you suffer from speech disorder as an adult. 
  • Follow up with a speech and language pathologist to seek help at the earliest sign of speech or learning problems. Early diagnosis can help in preventing a problem before it even starts. 

Check your children frequently for any behavioural changes. Check if your child is getting distant from you and other family members, or if your child continuously refuses to attend school or public gatherings. It might be a sign of developmental delay or mental health illness that needs immediate attention. 

Author's Bio: 

Kim Smith enjoys exploring the entertainment world with her thoughts and opinions on selfgrowth.