Dysarthria and apraxia of speech are motor speech disorders. They affect speech in different ways and can impact the way someone is understood. Read more to learn about each condition, symptoms, and treatment.
Multimodal communication is a method of communicating using a variety of methods, including verbal language, sign language, and different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Research has suggested that AAC will not stop an individual from speaking. In addition to the research, this has also been evident based on our own clinical experiences. We discuss commonly shared research articles and additional AAC-related information.
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.