Speech Language Pathology
Neuromotion Victoria

The Speech-Language Pathologist is part of the team who will provide an evaluation for communication and swallowing after stroke.Speech-Language Pathologists use many methods to assist people following a stroke. These include methods to improve:

 clarity of speech
 understanding spoken or written words and sentences
 ability to follow directions
 word retrieval/recall
 writing words, sentences
 problem solving and memory skills
 ability to participate in conversations
 swallowing with use of strategies and/or exercises

Speech-Language Pathologists also help the person who has a stroke develop strategies for compensating for speech, language and swallowing disabilities. The SLP staff will work with family members to understand and use prompts and cues that will enhance speech, language, communication or swallowing skills.