Journal article

Treatment for speech disorder in Friedreich ataxia and other hereditary ataxia syndromes (Review)

A VOGEL, J Folker, undefined Poole ML

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | JohnWiley & Sons, Ltd | Published : 2014

Abstract

Background: Hereditary ataxia syndromes can result in significant speech impairment, a symptom thought to be responsive to treatment. The type of speech impairment most commonly reported in hereditary ataxias is dysarthria. Dysarthria is a collective term referring to a group of movement disorders affecting the muscular control of speech. Dysarthria affects the ability of individuals to communicate and to participate in society. This in turn reduces quality of life. Given the harmful impact of speech disorder on a person’s functioning, treatment of speech impairment in these conditions is important and evidence-based interventions are needed. Objectives: To assess the effects of interven..

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