Motor Speech disorders (apraxia, dysarthria)
What is Motor Speech disorders, including apraxia, and dysarthria?
Motor speech disorders are the inability to speak properly when constructing sentences or saying single words. The coordination, timing and strength needed to speak words is affected.

What is Dysarthria?
Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder. The muscles of the mouth, face, and respiratory system may become weak, move slowly, or not move at all after a stroke or other brain injury. The type and severity of dysarthria depend on which area of the nervous system is affected.

Some causes of dysarthria include stroke, head injury, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy. Both children and adults can have dysarthria.

What is Apraxia?
Apraxia is a neurologically based motor speech disorder that adversely affects the abilities to execute purposeful speech movements. Muscle weakness is not associated with apraxia.


Achieve Hearing & Rehabilitation helps patients overcome their motor speech disorders. If you or someone you know demonstrates any signs and symptoms of motor speech disorder please call us at 972-608-0416 to discuss how Achieve can help.

Achieve Hearing & Rehabilitation is a speech and hearing clinic in Plano, Texas. We offer speech language pathology and audiological services for children and adults of all ages. Achieve is in-network with Aetna, Cigna, BlueCrossBlueShield, Medicare, and United Healthcare. We can help obtain information about your policy to determine if services are covered under. Please call us at 972-608-0416.