Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder resulting from neurological
injury of the motor component of the motor-speech system and
is known by poor articulation of speech sounds.
The type and severity of dysarthria depend on which area of the
nervous system is affected.
How we can help
Treatment depends on the cause, type, and severity of the symptoms. Possible goals of treatment may include:
Slowing the rate of speech
Improving the breath support so the person can speak more loudly
Strengthening oral muscles
Increasing tongue and lip movement
Improving speech sound production so that speech is more clear
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