Motor-speech disorders are speech disorders resulting from neurological damage that affects the motor control of speech muscles or motor programming of speech movements. The most common motor-speech disorders are dysarthria and apraxia of speech. The dysarthrias are oral communication problems due to weakness, incoordination, or paralysis of the speech musculature.
Who can this affect?
People who have suffered neurological damage affecting the motor control of speech muscles or the motor programming of speech movements can be affected by motor-speech disorders.
- relearning movement patterns for speech production
- learning specific compensatory techniques
- exercise programs
- counseling for the person and his/her family