What treatment will my speech therapist prescribe to help me deal with speech problems caused by multiple sclerosis?
If muscle stiffness makes it hard for you to speak, medications might help. Your speech therapist might also suggest:
- Exercises to strengthen or relax your vocal cords or improve how you move your jaw, tongue, and lips
- Strategies other than speech that can help you communicate with others. You might focus on using shorter words and phrases or ways to simplify words, sentences, or sounds.
- Breath control. It can help you speak longer sentences in one breath or accent specific words.
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