Speech And Language Problems After Stroke

Stroke can cause problems with understanding, talking, reading, and writing; difficulties with muscle coordination for speech even when one knows what they want to say – making speech sound jerky or hesitant; unclear or slurred speech due to weakness or paralysis in the muscles used for talking; a change in voice that sounds like a whisper, rough, or horse due to weakness or paralysis in the muscles used to produce voice; and difficulty concentrating. 

Speech And Language Problems After Stroke

What Is Stroke?

Stroke is an event that occurs when blood circulation to a portion of the brain is stopped or diminished, thus preventing brain tissue from receiving the necessary oxygen and nutrients and causing brain cells to die within minutes.

Stroke can impair speech and affect linguistic communication. This loss of communication abilities is referred to as aphasia. Relationships, employment, social functioning, and self-esteem can all suffer as a result of aphasia. Depression can affect up to one-third of those suffering from the long-term repercussions of a stroke. Our speech pathologists will assist you in rehabilitating your kid or other loved one following a stroke. We will collaborate with you to assist the child’s (or another loved one’s) speech and language development.  

How Can We Help?

We can help if your child or other loved one has speech and language problems caused by trike by undertaking a thorough assessment of their communication and designing and implementing a therapy plan based on the findings of the assessment.

Our speech pathologists administer rigorous tests to determine the nature and extent of the stroke’s effect on speech and language. This allows us to fully comprehend the skills that have been left intact, areas of strength, and areas that require the greatest assistance.

Our therapy strategies are tailored to the precise language skills that have been affected. To do this, we use impairment-based speech pathology and functional therapy (social) techniques. The functional approach focuses on the everyday tasks that the patient needs to reclaim and aids them in doing so. Our speech pathologists collaborate with the patient and their family to prioritize the goals that will result in the most significant change as soon as feasible.