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At Home Speech Therapy for Children and Adults in Northern NJ

Dysarthria

Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder resulting from weak and impaired muscles impacting speech production.  A person with this disorder will present with "slushy" or "slurred" speech.  Speech intelligibility is typically reduced.  Dysarthria also leads to voice changes, such as hoarseness.  There are several types of dysarthria including spastic, hyperkinetic, hypokinetic, ataxic, flaccid, and mixed, which determine how a person presents with the disorder.  Both children and adults can have dysarthria.  Possible causes include: Parkinson's Disease, ALS, Huntington's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, stroke, traumatic brain injury.


For more information on dysarthria, check out the following resources:

Dysarthria

Dysarthria: Characteristics, Prognosis, Remediation


To find out how we can help with dysarthria, contact us today at 201-658-4400 or [email protected]