Communicating with someone with dysarthriaSpeech and language disorder - dysarthria care; Slurred speech - dysarthria; Articulation disorder - dysarthria
Dysarthria is a condition that occurs when there are problems with the part of the brain, nerves, or muscles that help you talk. Most times, dysarthria occurs:
- As a result of brain damage after a stroke, head injury, or brain cancer
- When there is damage to the nerves of the muscles that help you talk
- When there is an illness of the nervous system, such as myasthenia gravis
Use the tips below for improving communication with someone who has dysarthria.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website. Dysarthria. www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/dysarthria. Accessed April 25, 2020.
Kirshner HS. Dysarthria and apraxia of speech. In: Daroff RB, Jankovic J, Mazziotta JC, Pomeroy SL, eds. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 14.