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Are there alternative treatments for dysarthria?

Dysarthria treatments depend on the underlying cause, but many treatments don't involve medicine and may be considered "alternative" treatments. In general, speech therapy to restore and preserve speech is most successful. Respiratory therapy and breathing exercises may also help. If dysarthria is severe, speech therapy alone may not be enough to improve communication. Alternative means, including computerized speech synthesizers and an alphabet or picture board, can help an individual with dysarthria better communicate.

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