The days and weeks following a stroke can be scary and challenging, leaving you or your loved one with questions about whether you will be able to get back to your everyday life activities, including going out and socializing with friends and family, reading the daily newspaper, talking on the phone, writing your grocery list or using your tablet. An acquired language difficulty, also known as an Aphasia, can affect your understanding of language (receptive language), and/or your use of spoken language (expressive language). Read more >>



You may be struggling to produce clear speech, or often needing to repeat yourself to others because they are finding your speech difficult to understand. You might find you are speaking too fast or too slow or speaking too softly, or maybe your voice has just changed in some way. These are all signs of what is known as dysarthria, which is the result of brain damage causing you to have weak muscles in any of the following areas: the face, jaw, lips, tongue, throat, velum (the part that either closes off the nasal cavity or allows air to go through the nasal cavity) and muscles of breathing. Read more >>



Swallowing and eating, as we know, is not only important to our survival as human beings but also to our sense of connection, social identity and social involvement with others. You may have never thought about how complex swallowing is or how important it is to your daily interactions with others until now, when you are experiencing difficulties and/or discomfort with eating. Difficulties with eating including difficulties in the oral cavity (mouth), pharynx, esophagus (tube in which transfers food into stomach) and/or gastroesophageal junction (the location where food enters the stomach) is known as dysphagia and can be a result of several different medical conditions, including structural changes or differences in your body, stroke, traumatic brain injury or a neurological condition. Read more >>