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Dysarthria character

Dysarthria Characteristics

Characteristics of Spastic Dysarthria Strained or strangled voice quality (Result of increased muscle tone in the velum, which causes slowness and reduced ROM during VP closure)
Characteristics of Flaccid Dysarthria Breathy phonation, AMRs will show reduced rate of phoneme production
Characteristics of Hyperkinetic Dysarthria Excessive involuntary movements of body parts (tics, myoclonus, chorea, dystonia, essential tremor)
Characteristics of Hypokinetic Dysarthria (7) Resting tremor, bradykinesia, akinesia, masked facies, muscle rigidity, shuffling gait, disturbance in postural reflexes
Characteristics of Ataxic Dysarthria Normal oral structure at rest. Primarily an articulation and prosodic disorder. Motor planning intact.
Characteristics of Unilateral UMN Dysarthria Weakness and incoordination on the lower side of the face and tongue opposite the UMN lesion
Characteristics of Mixed Dysarthria Varied characteristics
Created by: JanaJo



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