If you are recovering from a stroke or one of a number of other conditions, such as neurologic, voice, swallowing, or cognitive/memory disorder; head and neck cancer; respiratory condition; or brain injury, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) will be part of your care team.
Your SLP will evaluate you for speech-language-related issues, such as swallowing, your ability to express yourself and understand others, and memory challenges, and develop a care plan to help you learn to eat safely and regain communications functions.
Common conditions treated include:
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
- Fluency disorders (stuttering)
- Speech disorders (articulation)
- Voice disorders
- Cognitive function