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What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lack vs garbled
Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate.
Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke.

In brief: Lack vs garbled
Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate.
Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A lot
Aphasia is the loss of a previously intact ability to generate or understand language.
Dysarthria is usually explained as "slurred speech" although that's an oversimplification; language is unimpaired. They can occur separately or together. Dysarthria is a motor deficit; aphasia is a disorder of cognition. You live down the road from the stanford stroke center. They are a good resource.

In brief: A lot
Aphasia is the loss of a previously intact ability to generate or understand language.
Dysarthria is usually explained as "slurred speech" although that's an oversimplification; language is unimpaired. They can occur separately or together. Dysarthria is a motor deficit; aphasia is a disorder of cognition. You live down the road from the stanford stroke center. They are a good resource.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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