What is dysarthria?
When there’s a problem with the muscles needed for producing speech, the result is dysarthria, a motor speech disorder. Those with dysarthria may have slurred, mumbling, or choppy speech that makes them difficult to understand. Their voices may also have a hoarse or nasal quality.
Dysarthia is caused by damage to the brain, possibly the result of a birth defect, stroke, or severe brain injury. Those with Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease or multiple sclerosis may also demonstrate signs of dysarthria.
What is the treatment for dysarthria?
We work carefully with those with dysarthia, helping them improve breathing support and strengthen speaking muscles. We also help them improve speech and work with the entire family to form a customized communication strategy.
For decades, we’ve been the trusted partner for hundreds of Wilmington, Shallotte and Elizabethtown area residents who want to communicate more effectively. We’d love the opportunity to serve you. Contact us for more information.