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Any treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Any treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Speech neurological: 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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Best treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Best treatments for a person suffering from dysarthria?

Speech therapy: Although may be tedious and time consuming, a good speech therapist could be miraculous. If you possess some head and neck structural problems complicating this, there are some otolaryngologists who specialize in voice rehabilitation;. ...Read more

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Can a person damage his/her vocal cords in a car accident causing dysarthria?

Can a person damage his/her vocal cords in a car accident causing dysarthria?

Maybe: I have discovered in medicine that many things can happen in car crashes. If it was violent enough I guess a pressure wave from air being rapidly pushed out if your lungs may injure them. Or more likely an injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve in your neck would cause your vocal to be paralyzed. ...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 can I do to improve my speech if I have dysarthria?

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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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

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Can dysarthria due to acute stroke be cured?

Can dysarthria due to acute stroke be cured?

Can be improved: Speech therapists help immensely, and are very successful with dysarthria. Occupational therapists may provide additional support. Some medications, such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) may improve dysphasia, and occasionally help dysarthria. So, lots of support out there. Get involved in a rehab program. ...Read more

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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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Who should I take my 3 yeard old who has childhood dysarthria and/or apraxia to see?

Who should I take my 3 yeard old who has childhood dysarthria and/or apraxia to see?

Child neurologist: He should see a child neurologist, someone who specializes in conditions involving the brain and nervous system. ...Read more

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Can dysarthria due to parkinsons' s disease be cured?

Control perhaps: Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder, which responds to several medicines, but cannot be cured at this time. The speech problems may respond to medication adjustments, and perhaps benefit if deep brain stimulation is used. Sometimes speech therapy might work. ...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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Is there such a disorder where can sort of sing w/ great distortion/articulation difficulties & have 6 mon dysarthria w spch thrpy no improvmnt/worse?

Many speech disorder: Maybe you possess a spasmodic dystonia, or a problem with brainstem disorder. Perhaps one should consider a pseudo bulbar location, which would be higher within the brain. Presume you have seen a neurologist. Did they explain mechanism of your difficulty? ...Read more

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What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

Lack vs garbled: Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate. Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke. ...Read more

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