Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Stroke information

Resource type

Around a third of people who have a stroke have problems with speaking and understanding what other people say. This can be due to aphasia (problems with processing language), apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and cognitive changes.

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.

Topics include:

  • Types of communication difficulty after stroke.
  • Speech and language therapy after stroke.
  • Communicating with a stroke survivor.
  • Communication aids and technology.

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Document date

Publication date
April 2018
Next review due
April 2021