motor speech disorder


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motor speech disorder

Audiology A disorder due to an inability to accurately produce speech sound or phonemes due to muscle weakness/incoordination or difficulty in voluntary muscle movement. See Speech pathology.

mo·tor speech dis·or·der

(mō'tŏr spēch dis-ōr'dĕr)
Difficulty in planning or producing speech due to problems with motor planning or muscle tone (e.g., apraxia, dysarthria).
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