Do You Need Help With Your Disability Claim?

Disability Attorneys and Advocates can help you in all phases of the disability claim process.

Contact an advocate today for your FREE case evaluation!

Free Online Evaluation!

Getting Social Security Disability for Dysarthria

Can I get Social Security Disability for dysarthria? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from the disorder or the underlying condition that caused it may be why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. disability-attorney-help Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder. It is evidenced by distorted speech. You may have a hard time controlling the pitch, loudness, rhythm and voice characteristics of your speech. Your speech may be difficult to understand, slow or slurred. Dysarthria involves the muscles of your face, mouth and respiratory system becoming weak, not moving or moving slowly. The muscles you have to have to vocalize certain sounds get weak or paralyzed. There are four main kinds of dysarthria. They are: Mixed dysarthria – This kind is caused by the dysfunction of more than one of your speech motor systems. Spastic dysarthria – This form is characterized by spasticity of the muscles involved in speech. Dyskinetic dysarthria – This type is either hypokinetic, which is marked by slurred speech and poor articulation, or hyperkinetic, which is evidenced by difficulty with speech rhythm and rate. Peripheral dysarthria – This kind has to do with the airflow of speech and involves speaking in short phrases and distorted consonants. The severity and kind of dysarthria you have depends on the area of your nervous system that is affected. Dysarthria may be evidenced by several signs and symptoms. Some of these are: Speech that is jerky, garbled or slurred and hard to understand and/or produce Limited ability to move your lips, tongue and jaw Slow speech or mumbled, rapid speech Difficulty controlling loudness, rhythm and pitch when you are speaking Being barely able to whisper or speaking softly Difficulty chewing and swallowing Drooling or poor control of saliva Abnormal or uneven rhythm of speech Speech that is monotone Raspy, strained or nasal quality of voice. Several things may cause dysarthria. Dysarthria can be brought about by weakness, paralysis or inability to coordinate the muscles of your mouth. It can be caused by a developmental disability. Dysarthria can result from a brain injury or tumor, a head injury, stroke or medications, such as sedatives and narcotics. Dysarthria may also be a sign or symptom of a neuromuscular disorder, such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Again, you may have dysarthria. This disorder and/or complications resulting from it or the underlying condition that caused it may be why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for the financial assistance you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you turned down? Important fact If you are going to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them. The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+