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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Jumbled Speech (Overview)

Jumbled speech = disorganization of speech. It may be a symptom of neurological or psychiatric conditions.


Dr. Sheila Smith
21 Doctors shared insights

Jumbled Speech (Overview)

Jumbled speech = disorganization of speech. It may be a symptom of neurological or psychiatric conditions.


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I have dysarthria. What are some stem cell treatments for voice/speech & throat muscle control?

I have dysarthria. What are some stem cell treatments for voice/speech & throat muscle control?

Not recommended: Stem cell treatment is far from being used clinically to treat dysarthria. Speech therapy is still the best way to improve this problem. For severe cases assist ice devices have been helpful for allowing communication. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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When I get really worried I have jumbled speech and confusion. What is this?

Being overwhelmed: When we are under a lot of stress, for whatever reason, there is a tendency for our brains to work less efficiently. We have multiple thoughts going on at the same time, causing us to speak less than clearly and seem--and be--confused. The best approach is to stop for a bit, collect one's thoughts, and then proceed. If this happens often without stress being involved, it could be a problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Jumbled speech?

Jumbled speech: Jumbled speech = disorganization of speech. It may be a symptom of neurological or psychiatric conditions. ...Read more

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When I get really worried I have jumbled speech and confusion. What is this?

Being overwhelmed: When we are under a lot of stress, for whatever reason, there is a tendency for our brains to work less efficiently. We have multiple thoughts going on at the same time, causing us to speak less than clearly and seem--and be--confused. The best approach is to stop for a bit, collect one's thoughts, and then proceed. If this happens often without stress being involved, it could be a problem. ...Read more

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Can you get jumbled speech while taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

Can you get jumbled speech while taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

Yes You Can: Seroquel (quetiapine) aka qutiepine belongs to the therapeutic class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics. It is indicated in the treatmment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct to treat major depression. Impaired motor function and sedation are side effects than can occur. Both of which could lead to problems with speech. ...Read more

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Really worried, jumbled speech, confusion. Could they be due to depression?

Get evaluated: Are these new symptoms or something you've experienced before? Did you start taking any new meds? In any case, these symptoms are too broad to give you a definitive answer. Contact your primary care doctor, get evaluated to rule out anything physical going on. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my speech if I have dysarthria?

Speech therapy: If you possess structural complications over head and neck, perhaps get an opinion from an otolaryngologist, and consider that some jaw dental disorders may play a role. A speech therapist can often transform even chronic and resistant dysarthria. ...Read more

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Any ideas of speech improvement for dysarthria?

Any ideas of speech improvement for dysarthria?

Neurological deficit: Dysarthria is a neurologic problem of cranial nerves 9, 10, 12 which impairs the ability to speak normally. I am not sure how much improvement is possible but a speech therapist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Specific language: Impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

This depends: On the source. Speech therapy can do wonders in improvement, but it mostly depends on the source of the disability. The outcome will be different from different pathologies, like between congenital malformations verse, traumatic brain injuries, it just depends and should be seen as a case to case prognosis. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble).!?

Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble).!?

Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more

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I have dysarthria. What are some stem cell treatments for voice/speech & throat muscle control?

Not recommended: Stem cell treatment is far from being used clinically to treat dysarthria. Speech therapy is still the best way to improve this problem. For severe cases assist ice devices have been helpful for allowing communication. ...Read more

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What's the cause of dysarthria?

What's the cause of dysarthria?

Symptom not disease: Dysarthria is a condition or symptom of speech impairment due to strokes or other neuromuscular diseases. It can be caused by a temporary (transient ischemic attack) or by more permanent causes of nerve damage. The cure depends on the cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my dysarthria?

How can I deal with my dysarthria?

Speech therapy: Contact both your doctor and a speech therapist, as the effort and time will be very gratifying. ...Read more

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Will my dysarthria eventually go away?

Will my dysarthria eventually go away?

I can't predict: You didn't mention the cause of your dysarthria but if it's reversible, then potentially your speech issues can be fixed (right?). However, if your dysarthria is caused by a stroke, it's less likely, at least not w/o extensive ; intensive speech therapy. In fact, you should ask your st for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for treating dysarthria?

Dysarthria: Dysarthria can be caused by many issues and some of them are serious (stroke, masses, etc). See your regular doctor for an evaluation. It usually improves with time in most cases but some issues can be permanent. ...Read more

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Please tell me if dysarthria can be cured?

Please tell me if dysarthria can be cured?

Symptom not disease: Dysarthria is a condition or symptom of speech impairment due to strokes or other neuromuscular diseases. It can be caused by a temporary (transient ischemic attack) or by more permanent causes of nerve damage. The cure depends on the cause of the symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dysarthria?

Definition: Difficult or unclear articulation of speech that is otherwise linguistically normal. ...Read more

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What kind of closed head injury would cause a specific language impairment?

What kind of closed head injury would cause a specific language impairment?

TBI: One that causes injury to superior temporal or inferior frontal lobe in the dominant hemisphere. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about closed head injury and specific language impairment?

Can you tell me more about closed head injury and specific language impairment?

Depends on location: This is a good question. If you are concerned specifically about language impairment, you want to be aware of specific injuries near or adjacent to the language regions. This would be the left frontal and temporal regions. If there was injury to this region in the form of contusions/bruises/blood clots there can be problems with speech generation and/or interpretation. A speech therapist may help. ...Read more

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Is it possible that problems with communication and language impairment be treated through antipsychotic medicines?

Is it possible that problems with communication and language impairment be treated through antipsychotic medicines?

Psychotic symptoms: If the communication/language impairment is due to psychosis, an antipsychotic medication may help. For example, a schizophrenic patient with cognitive symptoms may be unable to effectively communicate or speak well and medication could improve the problem. If the problem is a primary language disability or learning disorder, the medication will be unlikely to help. ...Read more

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What is the cure for dysarthria?

Speech therapy: A control measure can be achieved, and maybe even become difficult to notice, but depends on cause, and the underlying condition should be treated and focused upon. ...Read more

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Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Hard to say: If you were previously "normal" and now have these symptoms the problem could be in the brain. I would not wait to see if things get better...See your doctor asap. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Language Impairment (Definition)

"A Language impairment is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. " See: http://www. Fldoe. Org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/ese-eligibility/language-impairment-li. Stml. This can include: Phonology, Morphology, ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dysarthria (Definition)

Difficult or unclear articulation of speech that ...Read more