Verbal communication is such a basic part of our everyday experience that it’s hard to imagine life without it. We rely on our ability to talk for so many things, and we need it to stay connected with family and friends.
When you lose the ability to express how you feel and what you want, your quality of life is severely impacted—it becomes easy to feel distanced from those around you.
This is the case for many stroke patients, who unexpectedly find themselves unable to communicate their needs and desires, and unable to make sense of the world around them. This is why it’s so important that a stroke recovery plan includes speech therapy provided by a certified, experienced and compassionate provider.