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How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

Spastic dysphonia: Botox is generally the best treatment for pure isolated spasmodic dysphonia. Dysarthria is a different issue. Sounds like you need to see a laryngologist and a neurologist ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Jumbled Speech (Definition)

Jumbled speech is a clinical finding in which a person's speech is disorganized or difficult to interpret. Jumbled speech can be a symptom of ...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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What is the cure for dysarthria?

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?

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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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

Dr. James Lin
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Difficulty Talking (Definition)

Expressive difficulty is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble either writing words/sentences or speaking them, ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Dysarthria (Definition)

Dysarthria is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble talking because of a problem with the muscles or nerves ...Read more