Fortunately for those with dysarthria, which is a condition that causes a person to have difficulty talking, this condition may be treated, although the treatments and their efficacy will depend on the severity of the dysarthria.
Usually, a speech-language pathologist will work with a person to determine the severity of the dysarthria. After the patient is considered neurologically stable, treatment of dysarthria should focus on respiration, phonics, resonance, articulation, and prosody. What a person focuses on specifically and how they do therapy will depend on what is necessary to help them communicate effectively.
In severe cases, patients may required to use speech devices, gestures, writing, or other alternative treatments to adequately communicate.
Dysarthria is often a complication that accompanies cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, many children suffer from a form of cerebral palsy due to a medical professional’s errors. If your child has developed cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice, talk with a lawyer from The Driscoll Firm about taking legal action by calling (800) 305-9800.
A couple residing in Kansas has filed a cerebral palsy lawsuit against the hospital in which their son was born as well as against two physicians who were involved in his birth. The lawsuit states that hospital staff negligence directly led to the couple’s child developing cerebral palsy.
In March 2010, the expectant mother entered the hospital in order to deliver her son. The physicians attempted to induce the woman but failed, so they conducted two different vacuum extraction procedures in order to remove the child from his mother’s womb.
These two procedures failed, so the doctors instead decided to pursue an emergency cesarean section. During the c-section, the mother’s uterus ruptured. The child was believed to have suffered a seizure during this time and was delivered with several birth injuries as a result.
Shortly after being born, the infant developed spastic quadriplegia, which is a serious form of cerebral palsy, and his parents believe that the negligence of the hospital staff directly led to this condition.