People who survive strokes often have deficits in expressing themselves and understanding others. They may also have difficulties with swallowing. Severity can range from mild to severe.
• Speech therapy to help with oral/facial strength, sensation, and range of
motion; speech intelligibility
• Language therapy for expressing wants, needs, and thoughts, as well as
improving comprehension (includes reading and writing)
• Cognition restorative and compensatory therapy for memory, attention,
problem solving, and visualspatial skills
• AAC therapy, utilizing low and high tech augmentative and alternative
means of communication (e.g., communication book, sign language, and
speech generating device)
• Swallow therapy to improve all phases of the swallow, increase strength
and coordination, and determine appropriate food textures
We offer comprehensive services to those who have had a stroke:
I discovered with Sierra that one of the things I did was talk very fast, with my stroke I talked faster. And if my voice was tired, my words would become very slurred. I took six sessions and she helped me try to slow down my speaking and enunciate more clearly.
- Judy Van Scholten