How do I manage my dysarthria on a daily basis?

A variety of underlying causes, such as stroke or degenerative diseases, can lead to dysarthria. Work with your doctor to develop a plan that treats your specific cause and helps improve your speech. The following strategies may be useful for improving everyday conversations.

  • Use short phrases or a single word to introduce new topics.
  • Speak slowly and make sure your listener understands.
  • If there is confusion or you feel tired, use a backup method like pencil and paper.

Daily exercises to manage breathing and strengthen the muscles used in speech can also help.

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