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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Thus, the values obtained for these variables show their clinical utility for the diagnosis of motor speech disorders in Spanish speakers in a manner that is analogous to that previously tested for English speakers (Ackermann, Hertrich, & Hehr, 1995; Wang et al.
Questioning whether these measures distinguish between motor speech disorders, it can be noted that these results show that some variables not only allow to distinguish between pathology and normal, but, as expected, they also reflect differences between spastic dysarthric and apraxic patients.
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Jack Ryalls, Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida, and Nick Miller, Professor of Motor Speech Disorders at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK, are two of the foremost global experts on Foreign Accent Syndrome.
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