Dysarthria' or 'the dysarthrias' are the terms used to denote speech impairment due to neurological damage, or to conditions that affect the muscles involved in speaking.
Incidence across the entire cohort was low.
Treatment for dysarthria may involve specific activities, to improve speech intelligibility and voice (in terms of pitch, quality or loudness) while helping the child or young person, if necessary.
Motor impairment was frequently co-morbid with both dysarthria and dysphagia. Cases had longer periods of hospitalization, ventilation and supplementary feeding compared with controls.