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Spasmodic dysphonia/laryngeal dystonia and oromandibular dystonia that affects the muscles of the mouth and tongue may impact voice and speech. There are several styles of voice and speech therapy that can help individuals gain better control and optimize the ability to speak. Voice/speech therapy may augment the benefit of botulinum toxin injections.
For individuals that experience difficulty swallowing, specialized swallowing therapy is also available.
To learn if voice/speech or swallowing therapy is appropriate for you, ask your movement disorder specialist for a referral to a Speech-Language Pathologist or swallowing specialist.
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