Treatment Strategies

Strategies are provided to assist with improving communication for individuals with dysarthria.

Who It's For:

Individuals in dysarthria.

How It's Practiced:

  • Slowing down your speech.
  • Using more breath to speak louder.
  • Making your mouth muscles stronger.
  • Moving your lips and tongue more.
  • Saying sounds clearly in words and sentences.
  • Using other ways to communicate, like gestures, writing, or using computers. This is augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC.




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