Motor speech disorders are caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language and communication. They can affect your ability to speak, understand others, read and write. Different motor speech disorders include apraxia of speech (AOS), dysarthria, and childhood apraxia (CAS).
Motor speech disorders affect more than 50 million Americans and are the third most common chronic condition in children. There are many possible causes of speech disorders, including muscles weakness, brain damage, degenerative diseases, autism, and hearing loss. Speech disorders can affect a person’s self-esteem and overall quality of life.
Brain damage may happen due to an injury or disease. Brain damage can cause motor speech disorder and affect your ability to speak clearly. It’s important to get diagnosed as soon as possible. Symptoms vary depending on the type of dysarthria presented and the location of the brain lesion.
Muscle weakness can also cause motor speech disorder and can cause you difficulty in speaking and doing daily tasks. The person suffering from weakness of muscles is unable to utilize them properly. No matter what the cause is, there are ways you can manage your symptoms and improve communication skills through therapy and other treatment options.
Motor speech disorders can be caused by degenerative diseases that affect different parts of the brain that control language and communication. They can affect your ability to speak clearly and fluently. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to improve your quality of life and reduce symptoms like slurred speech or difficulty speaking.
The symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people may sound like they’re slurring their words, while others might not be able to say certain sounds at all. These problems can make it difficult for people to communicate with others and lead to frustration and embarrassment. If you think you may have a motor speech disorder, there is help available.
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