Newcastle Speech Pathology: Speech Therapy Following a Stroke

Our Speech Pathologists will help you with aphasia and dysphagia therapy

What is aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder, affecting an individual’s ability to communicate. This is often caused by damage to the brain following a stroke. An individual with aphasia may have difficulty with their ability to read and write, understanding others and communicating verbally.

What is dysphagia?

A stroke can affect the way a person can move food around in their mouth and how well they can swallow. This is called dysphagia. Dysphagia can cause problems with eating and drinking. Food or drink might go down the wrong way and is at risk of entering the lungs.

What does post-stroke therapy involve?

Therapy may focus on expressive language skills, receptive language skills, reading and/or writing. The greatest areas of functional impairment will be the focus of intervention whilst also maximising skill strengths which remain unaffected.

Individuals will be provided with a therapeutic approach which focuses on the functional impairment present and offers strategies and techniques to assist target the impairment and strengthen overall communication abilities

How will stroke speech therapy help my loved one?

Post-stroke therapy is utilised to target the areas of impairment which remain following an adult having had a stroke.

Please get in touch with our team today for more information around post-stroke speech therapy.

Please get in touch with our team today, we would love to help you and your child.

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