Childhood stroke can have an effect on the whole family. Parents often feel a range of emotions from shock and bewilderment to feelings of isolation and frustration. On this page, we offer a list of useful tips that will help you to cope with the effects of stroke on you and your family.
Returning to school after stroke may feel like a scary prospect, but see it as an achievement; it is a milestone in your child’s recovery. It is also an opportunity for your child to see their friends and participate in class.
Find out information on how a stroke can affect your child and what support is available. The effects and impact of stroke are different for every child.
On this page you can find information on common childhood stroke symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
A stroke can damage your brain so that it no longer receives information from one side of your body. If this happens, you may not be aware of anything on one side, usually the side where you’ve lost movement (your affected side). This is called neglect or inattention.
A stroke can affect how your brain processes the information you receive about an object and the way you remember this information (agnosia). Find out what are the signs of agnosia and what you can do about it
Sometimes after a stroke, people are not able to recognise the effect that it has on them. So you may not know that you’ve lost movement in your arm or leg, for example. This is called anosognosia.
A stroke can affect your visual perception and your ability to interact with the space and objects around you.
Every time we move, our brain has to plan what it wants our body to do and make sure we do it in the right order. A stroke can affect your ability to do this, making it difficult to move parts of your body in the way you want to. This is called apraxia.
Some people may experience planning and problem-solving problems after a stroke. Find out what are the signs and symptoms and what you can do about them.