All this talk about dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria- it can be hard to decipher with similar sounding names, particularly when they are co-occurring or have closely related symptoms. What makes each one different is the nature and amount of interruption to communication.
With aphasia and dysphagia it’s possible the brain could have experienced some kind of trauma, from a head injury or stroke, and as a result, there are problems with language use. These disruptions may affect your speaking and writing. Dysarthria, unlike dysphagia and aphasia, is a disruption to the muscles that we use to produce speech and isn’t always associated with a brain injury or stroke.