Adult Service Areas

Treating stuttering (dysfluency), kids playing together

Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles used for speech. The following areas of speech may be impaired: articulation, rate, volume, prosody and respiratory support. The speech of an individual suffering from dysarthria sounds slurred and is very difficult to understand. Dysarthria is the result of damage to the central or peripheral nervous system.

Common causes include:

  • stroke
  • brain tumor
  • head trauma
  • neuromuscular diseases

If you or a loved one is suffering from dysarthria, contact Speech Pathways. We can initiate a treatment plan to improve speech intelligibility, thereby reducing feelings of isolation and frustration. Improved communication, improves relationships and overall quality of life.