FAQ's / What are motor speech disorders?

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Motor speech disorders are usually caused by stroke or trauma to the brain that results in impaired ability to produce speech because of damage to the areas that control muscles used for speech. There are 2 major types of motor speech disorders: dysarthria and apraxia. Dysarthria is impaired muscle control resulting in impaired speech production (muscle weakness or paralysis). Many types of dysarthria exist. Apraxia is impaired ability to smoothly coordinate the muscle movements for speech (muscle coordination impairment). READ MORE