Motor speech disorders can result from stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurological or neuromuscular disease. A motor speech disorder is characterized by a weakness, slowness and/or incoordination of the oral speech mechanism and can affect a person’s speech, voice, and breathe support for communication and swallowing.
The terms dysarthria and apraxia are terms that describe the type of motor speech disorder. The nature and extent of the motor speech disorder will vary depending on the cause. Proper assessment and diagnosis will facilitate effective and efficient treatment