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Dysarthria Info

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Spastic dysarthria: pyramidal and extrapyramidal tracts Pyramidal tract: loss of fine, skilled movements Extrapyramidal: spasticity
Flaccid dysarthria: CNs involved in speech CNs involved in speech: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Hyperkinetic dysarthria May be too much dopamine or too little acetylcholine
Hypokinetic dsyarthria is the only dysarthria that... Hypokinetic dysarthria is the only dysarthria that may have an increased speech rate
Ataxic dysarthria - 4 traits Slurred speech, unable to coordinate breathing/speaking, bites cheek or tongue, "stumble over words"
Unilateral UMN is usually considered... Unilateral UMN is usually considered mild or temporary but can persist
Mixed dysarthria is: a combination of 2 or more pure dysarthrias and more common than any pures
Created by: JanaJo