Helping someone with communication problems

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

Front of leafletAround a third of people who have a stroke have problems with speaking and understanding what other people say. 

This guide explains how a stroke can affect someone’s communication and what you can do to help them. It’s aimed at the friends and family members of someone who has had a stroke, but it may also be useful for stroke survivors too.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
April 2015
Next review due
April 2018