Speech Therapy for Stroke Survivors

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A stroke occurs when blood supply is reduced or cut off to part of the brain. The severity and effects of a stroke vary from person to person.  Strokes can cause temporary or permanent paralysis to one side of the body, problems with speech and language, vision problems, behavioral changes, and memory problems.  Aphasia, the loss of the ability to understand or express speech, is a common symptom of a stroke. Speech therapy is the most effective way to treat aphasia and regain the ability to communicate effectively.

How Can Speech Therapy Help?

Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), also known as Speech Therapists, specialize in evaluating and treating individuals with speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Depending on the type of aphasia, speech therapy may focus on:

  • Breathing Exercises

  • Tongue Strengthening Exercises

  • Word Retrieval

  • Role Play

  • Sentence Formulation

  • & More

Following a stroke, speech therapy can help improve difficulties in speech and language and overall improve an individual’s quality of life. If you or a loved one would benefit from speech therapy following a stroke, contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our exceptional Speech Language Pathologists.