Signs and symptoms of dysarthria vary, depending on the underlying cause, and may include:
- Slurred speech
- Slow rate of speech
- Inability to speak louder than a whisper
- Rapid rate of speech that is difficult to understand
- Nasal, raspy or strained voice quality
- Uneven or abnormal rhythm of speech
- Uneven volume of speech
- Monotone speech
- Difficulty moving your tongue or facial muscles
When to see a doctor
Dysarthria can be sign of a serious underlying condition. See your doctor if you experience sudden or unexplained changes in your ability to speak clearly.
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