Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or when a blood vessel bursts and spills blood into the spaces around brain cells. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports that over 700,000 people suffer a stroke in the United States every year. One in four stroke survivors experience speech and swallowing impairments like aphasia and require speech therapy to recover.
The treatment plan we create for your loved one encourages neuroplasticity in the brain.
In addition to physical therapy and occupational therapy, speech therapy for stroke survivors is instrumental to recovery. MDC Healthcare’s speech therapists prescribe exercises for stroke survivors to address discomfort and correct reading, eating, and communication issues.
The treatment plan we create for your loved one encourages neuroplasticity in the brain. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s natural ability to rewire itself, which means that healthy areas of the brain are stimulated to take over language functions. The repetitive activities involved with speech therapy promote the recovery of speech and communication functions in your loved one’s brain.