What are the symptoms of dysarthria?

Dysarthria is a speech impediment characterized by slurred or distorted speech that is difficult to understand. Symptoms may include abnormal intonation, stuffy or nasal voice quality, and irregular rhythm of speech. People with dysarthria may struggle to control both the volume and pace of their speech. They may also have noticeable symptoms of muscle control issues, including drooling and difficulty moving facial muscles. Since dysarthria can be caused by various types of damage to the brain or nerve fibers, the symptoms depends on the extent and location of the damage.

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