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Communication after stroke

Types of communication difficulties

Communication is central to our lives. It builds and maintains our relationships, shapes us as individuals, and allows us to express ourselves. A change in a person’s ability to communicate can be devastating.

Communication difficulties following stroke are very common. As a result people often find everyday activities such as socialising, shopping etc. suddenly become very challenging.

The main conditions which may occur are aphasia and dysarthria.