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What're the symptoms of dysarthria?

A person with dysarthria may experience many symptoms, depending on the extent and location of damage to the nervous system. Limited speech sound repertoire is frequently the main characteristic. There are very few speech sounds that the child can use automatically so he frequently uses a simple syllable (such as da) to stand for almost everything. Another characteristic of the dysarthria is inconsistency. A child with dysarthria is likely to have inconsistent speech errors and speech capability. A child with dysarthria may say short single words well, but as soon as he uses two or three words in a row, he drops all the ending sounds. The length of a phrase as an adverse effect on articulation. Generally, the longer the utterance, the worse the speech accuracy. Apraxic children are usually better at imitating speech than at saying words spontaneously. Anxiety may affect a child's ability to speak well. For all of us, performing is more difficult than talking. Children with dysarthria may also lose words. Parents frequently report that the child "used to say that, but doesn't anymore". This is another example of the motor plan for a word or phrase being unavailable to the child.

More information on dysarthria

What is dysarthria? - Dysarthria is an acquired neurological disorder of speech caused by damage to cranial nerves or the frontal lobe (motor cortex).
What causes dysarthria? - Dysarthria is caused by poor control of the speech muscles. In adults, dysarthria is can be caused by stroke, degenerative disease.
What're the symptoms of dysarthria? - A person with dysarthria may experience many symptoms, depending on the extent and location of damage to the nervous system.
What's the treatment for dysarthria? - Different treatment options may be explored according to the type and severity of the dysarthria.
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