Motor disorder overview

Motor disorders are any condition that permanently limits normal body movement, posture and/or control.   

Key points:

  • There are several types of motor disorders with different characteristics.
  • Individuals with physical impairments often also have other impairments, such as vision and hearing impairment as well as communication difficulties and dysphagia.
  • Speech and language therapists promote:
                  • development and use of effective speech, communication and language systems
                  • development of eating and drinking skills, ensuring safe nutrition and safe swallowing patterns.

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