speech impaired

boys with speech problems (●´ω`●)
boys who stutter (●´ω`●)
boys who lisp (●´ω`●)
boys who aren’t fluent in english but speak it anyways (●´ω`●)
boys who have trouble talking to others (●´ω`●)
boys who are too scared to talk (●´ω`●)
boys who are mute (●´ω`●)
boys with accents (●´ω`●)
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I just figured out the reason I get really angry when Fleur Delacour walks into a room in Half-Blood Prince, or in Deathly Hallows. I hate that everyone makes fun of her, especially the way she speaks. I mean Fleur literally moves away from her home, where she spoke French, to come to England and learn how to improve her English. Bill was the only one who supported her truly in the beginning (granted he liked her), while the others just fawned over her looks, or made fun of the way she spoke.It’s extremely challenging to learn a new language, especially one as confusing as English. Fleur was a Triwizard Champion, she was smart and talented and the whole lot at the Burrow reduced her to a pompous ballerina that spewed phlegm. And don’t even get me started on the horrible stereotype that pretty girls are airheaded and shallow!

Granted, she was snobbish and uppy, and that can annoy anyone, but I really hate that people make fun of others trying to learn English instead of supporting them or being patient. You have no idea how smart someone is in another language, and if you can’t speak another language, please don’t criticize someone else for trying. Accents are born of someones native language, and to them you must sound so strange. Besides, you’d have an accent too if you tried speaking someone else’s native tongue. Like cmon, she was trying so hard to improve her English and she got made fun of!

teratomatastic  asked:

What kind of physical therapy or recovery is needed for someone coming out of a coma of a few months' duration?

Heads up: this answer may not be what you want it to be. I’m sorry about that.

In my experience, most writers look to coma as sort of an ultimate plot device, a way to remove a character from the world of interaction. They try to turn characters on and off like lightswitches, which simply isn’t the case in the real world.

Let me tell you, friend, if your character has been in a coma for months they are permanently brain damaged. Healthy brains might take short breaks; anything from a few seconds to a minute or so (fainting) to a few hours (sleeping), but brains that cannot be conscious for months at a time are damaged brains. Your character may have speech impairments, severe cognitive deficits, the inability to remember basic skills like brushing their teeth and using the bathroom. They may have damage to areas of the brain that control speech, or language, or motor function. They may have severe personality changes due to damage in the frontal lobes.

This is a brain that has just barely survived some terrible tragedy. Your character won’t just wake up like a lightswitch one day. It will be slow, and take weeks.  They’ll have to relearn almost everything again, but this time with an older, less plastic brain that might have serious wiring problems.

As for the physical rehab, as you asked… That’s going to depend a lot on the patient. How much they can move, how their fine motor skills are. Depending on what caused their coma, walking may be possible, or it may not. Being still for so long causes issues. Expect them to likely have diaper rash, potential bedsores. They might or might not actually lose weight, because their feeding will be very careful—no munching on Big Macs in the neuro ICU!—but the muscles will atrophy significantly from lack of use. Physical therapy will be done to start getting strength back, very slowly. They’ll start off with very short distances on a walker (if they’re able), then further and further, typically with a nurse or a PT. Eventually they’ll be able to walk 20 feet, then 50, then 100, and more.All of this is also going to be modified based around what their brain is capable of, and whatever injuries their body took when they got into the coma in the first place.

I am not a physical therapist, so beyond that I’m not really sure. I’ve heard a lot of good things about working in warm baths with patients, because the water helps with buoyancy and increases resistance a little bit while people are walking, but I don’t know what the inclusion/exclusion criteria are, how much/how often it might be done, etc.  

I realize all this is probably not what you were hoping for as a writer. I don’t mean to make this all sound crazy bleak, but the outcome for patients with prolonged coma IS bleak. I hope you, and other writers, have the courage to convey it that way.

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


I never see recognition posts for stuttering

Speech impediments are never mentioned in either mental or physical disability awareness posts but I have three friends who stutter and they’ve all said to me that they don’t feel recognised or validated most of the time so here’s to people who have a speech impediment that people have called them annoying for or that they’ve been told “just get it out already” for.


scarring at each corner of the mouth, impairment of speech (slurred/poor pronunciation) similar to dysarthria (which can be resulted from partial or total removal of the tongue), kijima cutting off parts of rio’s brother so they could “match”, rio finding another presence alive at the warehouse kijima kept his brother in, rio making coffee for two at the end, and etc…[x].

anonymous asked:

Do you know how I could go about zooming in/inflating my screen on an android tablet? I've heard voiceover has that functionality but I don't have ios

Unfortunately, I do not know specifically, though I am fairly sure that android devices have magnification tools in the accessibility settings. They also have a screen-reading setting you can turn on called TalkBack, which hsould also be under accessibility settings.

Tasks for my service dog

Note: I am doing more research into acquiring and/or training a service dog and decided to make a list of the tasks I deem necessary for my SD to be trained to do. If anyone has any suggestions or tips please send them my way!

Speech Impairment Task Away from Home

•               Dog is trained to deliver a laminated card to someone his partner points to.

Provide Tactile Stimulation to Disrupt the Overload

∙        Dogs can be trained to get up from under a desk or behind chair on command or a cue like patting one’s knee to use nose to nudge the partner which disrupts sudden overload.  To assist the person to regain composure, the dog must learn to be obnoxiously persistent with the nudging till the partner recovers enough to respond with the desired reward.

Dog is asked to get up on the bed and to tolerate a hug or to snuggle next to the person to permit the person to pet the dog till the person feels better.  DISCLAIMER: Please understand this last activity is NOT going to legally “count” as a trained task acceptable in a court of law as proof the dog meets the legal definition of a service animal.  It is something that may not require any training for an affectionate pet.  These are interactions of the sort any dog lover, disabled or non disabled, may find beneficial when emotionally upset.   Such comfort is considered to be a “bonus” by service dog handlers.  Since some individuals prefer this interaction to a “snap them out of it” task, it seems worth mentioning this is an option.

Providing an Excuse to Leave Upsetting Situation

∙        Dog trained to “bother” his partner with pawing or a nose nudge, or by jumping up or crawling up into lap on cue, providing a plausible excuse to leave.

Crowd Control, Panic Prevention In Public

∙        Dog is first trained on how to brace himself on a Stand Stay so that he cannot be jostled out of position.  A large sturdy dog is schooled to move into Position (front, behind, left or right side) and to brace for possible impact with an innocuous command, such as “Stay Close.”  Dog holds his ground, preventing people from making body contact with his partner while in line or on a bus, elevator or in the same room etc.

Arouse From Fear Paralysis or Disassociation Spell

∙        Dog is trained to nudge handler during freezing behavior to rouse handler from a disassociative state or fear paralysis.

Retrieve medical equipment

Okay so I didn’t see this on the list of psychiatric illness service dogs, but when my asthma is bad or when I got into amaphalactic shock I dissociate and am unable to retrieve medication. Inhaler and epipens are in my purse, which hangs on the doorknob.

casus-bellii  asked:

hey totally weird question but do you know how people with speech impairments can do voice acting and such? i never really see people with lisps and such do voice acting and it saddens me because id love to get into it but i have a speech impairment

I know a few VAs with stuff like dyslexia that interferes with their script-reading but I don’t personally know anyone in my amateur circuit circle with a speech impediment. 

The amount a speech impediment hinders voice acting is a case-by-case basis that depends on both the impediment and the actor. If it’s something simple like a lisp then it probably isn’t that big a deal, the actor will just have to make up for it with their acting prowess and maybe pick and choose certain roles that work better with their natural voice. If your voice is unique and your acting foundation is solid enough you might even be able to make a brand out of your voice’s imperfection.

On the other hand if the speech impediment is something more like a slur or a stutter then that’s more than most directors (myself included, admittedly) are usually willing to take on. When you have a hundred applicants there isn’t really a lot of incentive to take on an actor who will take four times as long in the booth as everyone else, even if it isn’t their fault. Due to the nature of sound and waveforms it’s almost impossible to work with dialogue where the words are slurred together and you can’t mix and match the takes. When I’m looking through auditions slurred speech is an instant throw-out simply because it’s so hard to work with when sound editing.

I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t detrimental. It’s a the same as a non-native English speaker trying out for roles in English productions. While their natural accent might not immediately disqualify them from roles, they have to be very aware of it and know that it will limit the type of roles they can try out for. Some directors will be more accommodating, but the truth is most won’t. If you’ve got a severe speech impediment you’re looking at a long uphill battle.

tl;dr - You can try your hand at voice acting even with a speech impediment, but be aware that you will have to work much harder than the average Joe and your acting will have to make up for it in spades. 

to the best of my memory

“you enjoy seeing me like this?”
in between red eyes
a breath let out in shower fog,

“like what?”
the lsd still slurred my tongue, I avoided looking into the mirror,

“all insane and crying.”
she leaned up against the wall,
hair dripping,
I couldn’t tell water from salty tear
when it came down to her face,

“oh yeah baby.”
why would I want her real,
we came closer then, two cold bodies,
I turned my back to the mirror
catching a glimpse of a twisting face,
(she had given me her dose
of lsd earlier by accident.)

it seemed like
we were slow dancing with
crippled tongues
and mangled
speech impaired minds


This glove could bring relief to people with Parkinson’s

Patients who suffer from Parkinson’s encounter a slew of debilitating symptoms, including tremors, muscle rigidity, loss of balance and impaired speech. Parkinson’s makes doing simple things, like eating a bowl of cereal, tremendously difficult. A student invention called the GyroGlove could be just what they need.

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I think it’s important for people to know  and recognize these signs. My family has a history of addiction so I’ve taken it personal to know and recognize these signs. It’s also why I turn down upper level pain meds when I can because I am legit paranoid of falling into the same patterns family members have.

Physical and health warning signs of drug abuse

  • Eyes that are bloodshot or pupils that are smaller or larger than normal.
  • Frequent nosebleeds–could be related to snorted drugs (meth or cocaine).
  • Changes in appetite or sleep patterns.  Sudden weight loss or weight gain.
  • Seizures without a history of epilepsy.
  • Deterioration in personal grooming or physical appearance.
  • Injuries/accidents and person won’t or can’t tell you how they got hurt.
  • Unusual smells on breath, body, or clothing.
  • Shakes, tremors, incoherent or slurred speech, impaired or unstable coordination.

Behavioral signs of drug abuse

  • Drop in attendance and performance at work or school; loss of interest in extracurricular activities, hobbies, sports or exercise; decreased motivation.
  • Complaints from co-workers, supervisors, teachers or classmates.
  • Unusual or unexplained need for money or financial problems; borrowing or stealing; missing money or valuables.
  • Silent, withdrawn, engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors.
  • Sudden change in relationships, friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies.
  • Frequently getting into trouble (arguments, fights, accidents, illegal activities).

Psychological warning signs of drug abuse

  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude.
  • Sudden mood changes, irritability, angry outbursts or laughing at nothing.
  • Periods of unusual hyperactivity or agitation.
  • Lack of motivation; inability to focus, appearing lethargic or “spaced out.”
  • Appearing fearful, withdrawn, anxious, or paranoid, with no apparent reason.

Okay but what if we had an AU where Marinette had an actual speech impairment but when talking to Adrien she can speak without a hitch, and people kinda just stare when she gets through a sentence with him without a single stutter or mispronounced or mixed up word. But Adrien doesn’t notice, because he’s never heard her stutter. Chat on the other hand finds his Lady’s stuttering absolutely adorable. Especially when she gets frustrated as she tries to say a weirdly pronounced word properly and takes 5 tries and speaking slowly to get it.

And as Chat gets to know her he learns words she has difficulties pronouncing, and it gets to the point where when she fails the first time she just points to him and he says it for her if she’s talking to someone else.

But as Marinette gets more used to talking to Adrien her stutter comes back. And during a conversation between her, him, Nino and Ayla she stumbles on a word Chat knows Ladybug struggles with and he just out of habit says it for her and she just continues on talking when he does, this goes on through out the conversation without them noticing what theor doing and Ayla and Nino are like ??? What??? When did Adrien start doing that for you??? Its super cute though??? ?

(The idea of a friend helping with hard words comes from personal experience. I couldn’t say words like suspicious and specific easily for a long time and I would just gesture to my best friend and she’d say it for me. It was really funny.)