Speech Therapists can address helping patients focus on tasks, memory, reasoning, problem solving, executive functioning such as goal setting, planning, self-awareness, self-monitoring and improving cognitive function, as well as:
APRAXIA- common after a stroke. Symptoms include using words out of order or even having trouble moving their lips correctly to form the words.
APHASIA- a communication disorder in which patients have trouble finding the right word for their thoughts, or their speech is halting or unclear. Often common after a stroke.
DYSPHAGIA- problems swallowing
DYSARTHRIA- a motor speech disorder. Symptoms include a slow rate of speech, or speech that sounds mumbled, slurred, or hard to understand.
DEMENTIA- loss of memory, judgement, language, complex motor skills, and other intellectual function.