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Stroke Rehab

Speech therapy after stroke offers valuable support to survivors facing challenges like aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and dysphagia. Our individualized approach focuses on exercises, adaptive techniques, and education to enhance communication, cognition, and swallowing functions.

A stroke disrupts blood flow to the brain, depriving it of oxygen and nutrients, which can result from artery blockage (ischemic stroke) or blood vessel rupture (hemorrhagic stroke). Depending on the affected brain areas, survivors may experience various physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral changes.

Areas critical for communication, such as Broca's and Wernicke's areas, and the primary motor cortex, play vital roles in speech and language processing. Damage to these regions can impair speech production and comprehension, making speech therapy essential for recovery.

Communication involves more than speech alone—it encompasses cognitive processing, social interaction, and swallowing. Our therapists address these aspects, helping survivors regain speech clarity and confidence, improve language comprehension, and manage swallowing difficulties.

Conditions commonly treated in post-stroke speech therapy include:

  • Aphasia: Challenges in language production and comprehension. 

  • Apraxia of Speech: Difficulty coordinating speech movements. 

  • Dysarthria: Weakness affecting speech clarity. 

  • Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing.

At Rural Rehabilitation Services, we're committed to supporting stroke survivors on their journey to improved communication and swallowing function. Contact us today to learn how our specialized therapy can help you or your loved one regain independence and quality of life after stroke.



If you have any questions or think you or a family may benefit from speech therapy, please reach out with any questions or concerns!

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