Stroke Recovery and the role of the
A stroke can cause physical changes, which may affect an individual’s ability to walk or use their hands and arms to participate in their daily activities. However, a stroke can also cause changes in thinking, communication and swallowing.
If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke and is experiencing difficulty in any of the areas listed below, a Speech-Language Pathologist may be able to help.
- Difficulty understanding spoken or written information
- Difficulty with word-finding – knowing what you want to say but not being able to put it into words
- Difficulty speaking clearly
- Difficulty with chewing or swallowing foods and/or drinks
- Difficulty paying attention when listening or reading
- Difficulty remembering new information
For more information on stroke symptoms and recovery, please see the following website: http://www.heartandstroke.com
For more information on the roles of Speech-Language Pathologists, please see www.caslpa.org