Dysarthria is a motor disorder of speech caused by a cerebellar stroke weakening the muscles of the mouth, face and respiratory system. Speech may be slurred, slow, monotonous and hoarse. There may also be drooling and difficulty chewing or swallowing (dysphagia) due to incoordination or weakening of the throat and esophageal muscles. A group of motor speech disorders caused by an impairment in the central or peripheral nervous system.

DYSARTHRIA: "Dysarthia can include impairment to respiration, resonance, phonation and articulation."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DYSARTHRIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dysarthria/ (accessed February 2, 2023).


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