Thursday 2 February 2017
In a new guest blog, published on the Evidently Cochrane website, Annette shares her story of living with dysarthria after stroke. Claire Mitchell, Speech and Language Therapist, and lead author of a newly updated Cochrane Review on dysarthria research explains its findings.
This Cochrane Review was co-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Stroke Association.
What is dysarthria?
Dysarthria is an acquired speech disorder following stroke and other forms of neurological injury.
Dysarthria makes it harder for those affected to control their speech and be understood by others. This is due to weak, imprecise, slow and/or uncoordinated control of the muscles used for speech. The impact of dysarthria goes beyond communication and affects a person's psychological and social (psychosocial) functioning.
Video: How Claire Mitchell got involved in dysarthria research
Find out why and how speech and language therapist, Claire Mitchell, got involved in dysarthria research.