The treatment for difficulty speaking depends on the underlying cause. Speech therapy is helpful for those who have damage to the part of the brain that controls speech. Speech therapy may also be helpful for those who have damage to the nerves that control the tongue and mouth. Unfortunately, these causes can result in permanent difficulty with speech.
When speech is affected by swelling of the mouth, throat, or tongue, speech difficulty usually resolves after treatment for the cause.
Treatment for difficulty speaking may include:
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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat difficulty speaking:
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