ataxic dysarthria

a·tax·ic dys·ar·thri·a

dysarthria caused by cerebellar lesions.

ataxic dysarthria

abnormal speech characterized by slurring and discoordination of sounds because of neuromuscular dysfunction of the cerebellum. Timing range, force, and direction of speech motor movements are affected. See also cerebellar speech.

a·tax·ic dys·ar·thri·a

(ă-tak'sik dis-ahr'thrē-ă)
Dysarthria associated with damage to the cerebellar system, characterized by imprecise consonants, excess and equal stress, inconsistent articulatory errors, and monotony of pitch and volume.
See: ataxia
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In patients with cerebellar dysfunction, gait ataxia, ataxic dysarthria, and nystagmus may be observed.
However, language and speech dysfunctions including ataxic dysarthria, disruption in speech habits and slowed speech continue in most patients in the long term (7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18).
Orofacial stiffness measures were predicted to be lower than normal in individuals with flaccid, mixed flaccid-spastic, and possibly ataxic dysarthrias and higher than normal in those with hypokinetic and spastic dysarthrias [3,39,51-52].