Dysarthria in Progressive Neurologic Disease: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Heather M. Clark, PhD
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Speech-Language Pathology
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Presented by Heather M. Clark, PhD

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Webcast is approximately one hour long.

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Intended audience: S-LPs and students

This session pertains to: Adults (18-64) and geriatric populations (65+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)


Dysarthria is a common, and often the presenting, symptom of progressive neurologic disease. This webinar will provide an overview of several neurologic conditions and the dysarthria associated with each. It will review patient complaints and speech and non-speech features associated with each condition and offer general principles for managing dysarthria in progressive neurologic conditions.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss hallmark features of several progressive neurologic conditions.
  2. Develop a differential diagnosis based on speech features and supported by patient complaints and non-speech features.
  3. Describe principles for managing dysarthria in progressive neurologic disease.

This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category A).

Presenter Biography

Dr. Heather Clark is chair of the division of speech pathology and associate professor in the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her primary responsibility is providing speech-language pathology services, including differential diagnosis of communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. 

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