Stroke recovery speech therapy

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Avatar m tn You must take him to a speech therapist and his neurologist to assess whether speech will come back or not. Speech therapy, physical therapy and motivation is important for recovery. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar f tn I would like to hear from anyone with advice on STROKE REHABILITATION, especially for right sided paralysis (Left-Hemisphere Stroke)... In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn He has worked very hard rehabilitating himself with daily exercise on excercise equipment, physical and speech therapy, or any other means he can find to improve himself. Now after six years of a daily regiment of exercise he is experiencing an increase in muscle spasms in his left leg. The questions no one seems to be able to answer for me is, "is this a sign of deterioration or an increase in neurological activity?
Avatar m tn Sept 19th, went to ER. right side was numb, could not feel or move right side, (leg, arm, right side of face), speech was messed up, memory and comprehesion was messed. would guess it was a 60% lost. They did an MRI, said they didn't see any signs of a stroke. Said it was a complicated migrane. sent me home next day. put me in outpatient therapy to walk again. Dec 3rd. Same thing, but worse, took out 100%. said stroke didn't show on mri. put me rehab center for 5 weeks.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar m tn If you know of a service agency or clinic, imparting physio therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, in India. This is needed for a female, small frame & physique who had major medical problems including a stroke in Nov. 2010, recovered to a great extent. Part of help was from Arogyadham(Vivekananda Ashram) in suburbs of Bangalore-INDIA, but she had problems with language and food. Then we had an auto accident in Feb.
Avatar n tn My father had a stroke in April and was doing real well in his recovery, no loss of motor skills or speech functions. This past Sunday he had a small stroke and was taken to the hospital within 10 minutes. His left arm and left leg were weakend after this latest episode but yesterday they seemed to be getting stronger. Today they were weaker than the day before and he is depressed about the turn of events and the thought of having to re-do his therapy.
Avatar m tn Hi d- My father had a stroke in April. One of the most helpful things we did for him was acupuncture. In China apparently when you have a stroke you go to a acupuncture hospital. Other things helped, including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Avatar m tn no ventilators. He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..although he is trying.... Any words of encouragement or insight is appreciated. Thank You!
Avatar f tn He continues Speech Therapy, as an outpatient. His right hand continues to be weak and he continues to not have feeling on his right side. How long will this last, and are there any exercises he can do at home to strengthen his right hand/side? Thank you!
Avatar f tn For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
Avatar n tn ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- have a brother-in-law that underwent open heart surgery - (5 way-bypass) end of June this year - came out out of fine - on road to recovery, then suffered stroke 6 weeks after operation - after 48 hours, speech, physical movement back not home recovering - was told 60% blockage of the carotid artery - dr's.
531662 tn?1239200096 For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
Avatar n tn It is very difficult to tell if he will be able to recover completely or not. There is no way of finding out for sure. Please continue with speech therapy. Hopefully he will respond to it. It requires patience and perseverance. Please be optimistic and do not give up. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
Avatar n tn my father had a severe stroke 2 months back due to hyper tension and he had a major surgery immediately on time.his life was saved by the doctors but his voice was lost and right part became paralyzed.now his voice is back now but he can't utter any words properly,speech therapy is in progress.he is able to move his right leg and can bend it ,he can stand too for minute or a two but he can't walk. can anybody suggest any quick recovery steps to follow or any home remedy or diet???????
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke recovery is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient. These include nursing staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and usually a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine. Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers and pharmacists. Patients may demand access to state of the art treatment with the help of their own doctor.
Avatar n tn She is continuing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy each 1 hr per week outpatient facility. Her speech is slow to return still and I am just concerned how much better she can get and when she will level off in getting better it has been a little over a month since the stroke ocurred and she spend almost 1 full week in a hospital before going to rehab? How can we help her continue to improve with such little outside therapy compared to her being in a rehab facility?
Avatar m tn Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn Depending on the patients need, rehabilitation may include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy. Medications are given to control any high risk factors like diabetes or hypertension. So, for now she will have to continue with the rehabilitation protocol her doctor has advised. As she is showing an improvement, her condition should improve. Also, discuss with her doctor about the cause for the bleed and take precautions to prevent further episodes.
Avatar n tn For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
1041487 tn?1256327719 Mom has reached the 3-month mark of her stroke recovery. She is still in a nursing home, doing well with her speech therapy. She is able to slowly lift her neck, and slowly turn her head from the left to the middle. She is alert and talks with slurred speech, since she is still unable to completely control her tongue. She can, however, clearly say "yes, no and hi" On the negative side, she is still unable to move any of her limbs. Her left arm has contracted close to her chest.
Avatar n tn For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your question. I can understand your worrying concern about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar n tn s condition sounds similar to mine, when he was discharged from acute rehab unit of the hospital. We continued with physical, speech and occupational therapy home visits through a private agency. Are home visits for therapy an option for you? I found that though the scheduling was erratic for these home visits, it gave us both something to work from.