Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that has a significant range in terms of its severity. There are actually 7 different classifications of dysarthria and we will discuss the clinical implications of each. Additionally, we will look at how dysarthria differs from other motor speech disorders.
Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a type of motor speech disorder. It may be acquired or developmental. An SLP can provide treatment for AOS. There are specific characteristics which distinguish it from other speech disorders.