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Ataxic Dysarthria



  • Ataxic dysarthria is also know as ‘scanning speech’ or ‘drunken speech’.
    • Signs of Ataxic Dysarthria

    • Slurred speech - imprecise consonants
    • Slow speech rate - e.g. inability to say ‘eye-aye’ repeatedly
    • Irregular errors in speech
    • Significance

    • Suggestive of a cerebellar lesion.
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