Dysarthria can be diagnosed by a physician or a speech-language pathologist based on an assessment of a person's symptoms and possible underlying causes. A speech-language pathologist may have a patient perform some simple tasks (blowing out a candle, biting the lower lip, and sticking out the tongue) to determine muscle strength, accuracy, and motion. Other tests involve repeating words and sentences, singing, counting and other activities that enable the therapist to detect lost vowel sounds, breathiness, and slowed or slurred speech.
To be seen by one of our speech pathologists, you will need a referral. You or your physician can call
(585) 758-5730 to schedule an appointment.
For inpatient questions, please call (585) 275-8493. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.