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Background:Stuttering is distinctive defect in speech mechanism, which is characterized by hesitation while speaking or spasmodic repetition of some syllables with pauses in speech. Difficulty in pronouncing the initial consonants causes due to spasm of lingual and palatal muscles while speaking. Now a day, stuttering is being common and one of the burning problems of speech disorder in day to day practice in Paediatrics. This clinical condition of stuttering closely resembles to Gadagad thus, the management of Stuttering can be done on the line of treatment of Gadagad.
Aim-The present study is aimed at comparingGuduchyadi Leha and Kalyanaka Leha in management of Gadgada (Stuttering) and thereby assessing improvement in stuttered speech.
Materials and Methods- The present study is designed as Parallel arm, randomized double blind study in which minimum 15 patients will be enrolled in each group. In Group G(Experimental)-Guduchyadi Leha and in Group K(Standard Control)-Kalyanaka Leha will be administeredfor2-5 years, the dose will be: 0.5 gm TDS and for 6-12 years: 2.5 gm BD.Assessment will be recorded on 15th, 30th and 45th day.
Results: Changes will be noted, by using Stuttering Severity Instrument-4 (SSI-4).
Conclusion: Suitable conclusion will be drawn at post completion of trial based on quantitative and qualitative statistical tests.