Stroke Recovery

Stroke Recovery and the role of the

Speech-Language Pathologist

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:

For more information on the roles of Speech-Language Pathologists, please see