Speaking Difficulty or dysarthria is a condition in which people have difficulty in uttering certain words or sounds. Speaking Difficulty is due to problems with specific muscles that help you utter specific words. Symptoms of Speaking Difficulty are:
• Mumbling sounds
• Slurred speech
• Abrupt changes in tone of speech
• Speaking in a nasal or stuffy or hoarse tone
• Chewing or swallowing problems
• Difficulty in moving jaw
HOW IS SPEAKING DIFFICULTY DIAGNOSED?
The condition is self diagnosed. Mostly, children are expected to grow out of a lisp or stuttering by the time they are five. If older kids continue to have problems with speech, a speech specialist will conduct physical tests to see if there is any physical condition causing the problem. This is done with the help of imaging tests.
HOW IS SPEAKING DIFFICULTY TREATED?
Speech therapy is known to be very helpful in treating speaking difficulty. Language specialists will use a variety of tools and techniques to ensure proper understanding of sounds and formation of words.
DID YOU KNOW?
Damage to a nerve, brain or muscles causes Speaking Difficulty