Individuals with motor speech disorders (MSD) can comprise a large proportion of caseloads in medical settings. This course describes how to differentially diagnose MSD in order to assist with neurological localization of symptoms, provide a framework to inform treatment direction, and provide useful clinical terminology for clinicians in their discussions of patients. Underlying neuropathology, site of lesion characteristics, and perceptual and physical features of the dysarthrias are discussed.
Course created on December 14, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the underlying neuropathology of the dysarthrias.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the site of lesion characteristics of the dysarthrias.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the salient perceptual and physical features that differentiate the dysarthrias.
|5-15 Minutes||Flaccid dysarthria|
|15-25 Minutes||Spastic dysarthria|
|25-30 Minutes||Ataxic dysarthria|
|30-35 Minutes||Hypokinetic dysarthria|
|35-40 Minutes||Hyperkinetic dysarthria|
|40-45 Minutes||Unilateral Upper Motor Neuron|
|45-55 Minutes||Mixed dysarthria|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Julie A.G. Stierwalt
PhD CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Julie A.G. Stierwalt, PhD is a Consultant in the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, and an Associate Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. In this capacity, she provides diagnostic and treatment services for individuals with speech, language, cognitive, and/or swallowing impairment across acute care, outpatient and specialty clinic settings. She serves as the Division’s Program Director for resident and fellow training. In 2009, she was awarded Fellow of the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association.
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0.1 ASHA CEUs
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