How Speech Therapy Helps Stroke Patients
Strokes can cause paralysis or weakness on one or both sides of the body. It can also impair a person's ability to see, think, walk, talk, and swallow. Physical and occupational therapy are often recommended after a stroke to help improve ambulation, strength, and balance, while speech therapy is often recommended to improve communication and swallowing ability. Here are some ways a speech pathology professional can help those who have suffered a stroke.