- Q What is dysarthria?
Dysarthria is a speech impairment caused by an underlying motor condition. People with dysarthia can't properly control the muscles needed for speech. This causes speech to become slurred or distorted, making it hard to understand. Dysarthria can be... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about dysprosody?
Dysprosody is very rare and the chances that you have it are extremely unlikely. However, if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other form of brain damage and have noticed a change in your speech, consult a medical professional. There... Full Answer
- Q Does dysarthria affect children differently than adults?
Dysarthria is a speech impediment that has similar effects in both children and adults. In both cases, a failure to properly control the muscles needed for speech results in slurred or distorted language, which can be difficult to understand. In both... Full Answer
- Q How does Social Security determine that a person is disabled?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe Social Security Administration (SSA) will check to see if your situation falls into the very strict definition of disability (it’s specified by law, so there’s no messing around here). So you’re probably wondering what that... Full Answer
- Q What is occupational therapy?
Dr. Faryl Saliman Reingold, Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapy, or "OT," is a health care field dating back to 1917 when "occupation" meant "how you occupy your time" with activities ranging from the practical (self-care, home management, etc.) to paid and unpaid work to leisure. OT... Full Answer
- Q What are the most common causes of paralysis?
Of the cases of paralysis in the United States, stroke is the most common cause (29 percent). That is followed by spinal cord injury (23 percent) and multiple sclerosis (17 percent). Other causes of paralysis include cerebral palsy (7 percent), polio (5... Full Answer