Communication Problems After Stroke

Language is controlled by several different areas of the brain working together. Communication problems are very common after a stroke.
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A stroke often alters communication, with its location influencing what will be affected. In addition to communication problems like aphasia, a condition affecting the ability to understand or process language, communication deficits may include decreased attention, distractibility and the inability to inhibit inappropriate behavior. Problem-solving ability is sometimes affected, typically in survivors of right-brain strokes.

Communication and Swallowing Resources

American Speech Language and Hearing Association
This site includes resources to help you understand communication and communication disorders, as well as a professional referral service for access to qualified care.

National Aphasia Association
The National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

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