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Speech Therapy for Stroke Survivors

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Speech therapy is the treatment of disorders that involve speaking, hearing, writing, reading, and other communication required for the activities of daily living. Speech therapists also teach people to swallow foods and liquids safely.

A speech therapist or speech pathologist works to:

  • strengthen weakened oral muscles through exercises
  • teach methods of basic communication
  • teach a patient and family how to manage a communication or swallowing disorder