Dysarthria

Difficulty Speaking (Dysarthria)

Dysarthria is a speech disorder characterized by weakness, slow movement, and a lack of coordination of the muscles associated with speech. Dysarthria can result from neurological conditions, surgery, infections or head injuries.

Dysarthria and dysphagia may occur at the same time.

Symptoms

  • Slurred or slowed speech
  • Difficulty articulating
  • Strained voice
  • Uneven speech rhythm or volume

How We Can Help

With speech therapy we can:

  • Strenghten the muscles involved in swallowing and speech
  • Improve tongue movement to facilitate better sound
  • Teach you techniques that will improve your speech