after a stroke
We’re about restoring conversations….
If you have had a stroke, you may be experiencing the frustration of communication difficulties.
After a stroke (aphasia) may affect your ability to:
- Think of words you want to say
- Plan what you want to say
- Spell words and read, whether that be a text or a whole book.
- Follow conversations and understand instructions
- Use a computer, count money or write an email.
After a stroke (dysarthria) may affect your ability to:
- Speak clearly and be understood
- Use a loud, clear voice
- Use expression in your voice and not run out of breath
- Be understood over the telephone
After stroke (cognitive changes) may affect your ability to:
- Remember what you have heard
- Remember phone numbers, people’s names, places
- Remember details in messages.
Primary Progressive Aphasia
This is an area of Speech Pathology which Vanessa has a strong interest in and provides specialised assessment and treatment. Vanessa works in conjunction with neurologists to provide comprehensive services that can start soon after diagnosis.
Various language and speech difficulties arise from primary progressive aphasia, with treatment tailored to suit your individual needs.