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Motor Speech Disorders

Parkwood clinicians evaluate and treat children and adults who present with motor speech disorders.

Motor Speech Therapy in Portland, OR

What is a Motor Speech Disorder?

Motor speech disorders are a class of speech disorders that disturb the body’s natural ability to speak due to neurologic impairments. Individuals with challenges in motor speech may demonstrate difficulty planning, programming, controlling, coordinating, and executing speech production.

In other words, there is a disconnect between the message being created in the brain and the muscles in charge of carrying out those movements to communicate that message. Hallmarks of a child’s motor speech difficulty include making inconsistent errors (i.e., trouble saying words the same every time), differences in where to place stress on syllables, and producing shorter words easier than longer words.

Given these difficulties, intensive speech therapy is required. We recommend several short, 30-minute sessions a week. During these sessions, the main focus is on repeating a small number of words, phrases, or sentences many times in order to re-train that motor program. Repetition is key to motor speech intervention.  

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Parkwood Speech & Therapy Clinic provides on-site and remote (tele-health) speech therapy sessions for toddlers and children across Oregon. Our brick and mortar location in Portland, OR near the Bridgeport shopping mall is within ideal driving distances for families in Portland, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tigard, Beaverton, Oregon City, Clackamas, Wilsonville, Canby and more.

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