speech, language and communication difficulties

You may need my help with the following difficulties:

APHASIA

This is a language difficulty, which may mean you have problems understanding what people say (receptive aphasia) or problems finding the words you want to say or putting sentences together (expressive aphasia). It is commonly seen after a stroke or a traumatic brain injury, but also in dementias (such as Primary progressive Aphasia) and in brain tumour.


DYSARTHRIA

This is a difficulty with your speech, and could cause you to sound slurred, quiet or unclear. You may notice that your speech becomes tired over the day, or conversely gets better as you 'warm up'. Dysarthria is often seen in progressive conditions, such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis, to name just a few. It is also seen after stroke or traumatic brain injury.


APRAXIA / DYSPRAXIA

This is a difficulty coordinating speech sounds when you put them together to make words. It is often seen after a stroke or a traumatic brain injury.


COGNITIVE COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES

These difficulties can occur when an aspect of your cognition, such as memory or processing speed are disrupted. They can cause varying problems with the way you communicate. Often seen in progressive conditions, and after stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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