Speech Therapy and Stroke Recovery

Stroke is a disease in the arteries of the brain that can result is a variety of impairments in the body or in a person’s communication and swallowing skills. The American Stroke Association has found stroke to be a leading cause of disability in the United States. Every person may experience different difficulties and your Speech Language Pathologist is helpful in pinpointing what areas need to be improved in order to rehabilitate functional communication skills.

How Speech Therapy Helps Adults

When most people hear the term speech therapy, the thought of therapy for children is what may come to mind. However, there are millions of adults who may have their communication skills impacted by a speech, language or voice problem. The cause of communication disorders in adults may vary. It is important to seek out a speech language pathologist (SLP) that specializes in working with the adult population to maximize progress and improvement.