After a stroke, many people face communication challenges. Some people have trouble speaking. Some have difficulty understanding words spoken by others. Reading, writing and math skills may also be affected.
Most stroke survivors can improve their ability to communicate, but no one can tell you how much improvement to expect. The fastest improvement usually happens in the weeks and months right after the stroke. Between six months and a year, progress may slow down. But with ongoing effort, improvement may continue for years, though typically at a slower pace.
Learn about the different types and effects of aphasia, tips for living with aphasia and more.
|Dysarthria & Apraxia
|Reading, Writing & Math Challenges
||Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
A swallowing disorder called dysphagia often occurs as a result of stroke. Learn more about dysphagia testing and treatment.
Information specifically for stroke family caregivers to help them cope with communication changes that may affect their loved ones after stroke.
Find additional swallowing and communication resources.
To request an information packet about stroke, complete the stroke information request