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Stroke Affecting Speech
Several: A stroke that affects broca's area in the dominant hemisphere will affect expressive speech and possibly comprehension. This can be due to ischemic stroke eg a plaque rupture and/or blood clot, hemorrhagic (bleeding) or embolic (drifting blood clot) types of stroke. A stroke of other (posterior) areas may garble the speech but not affect language otherwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not true: Not true that strokes primarily affect speech. Symptoms of stroke include speech changes, weakness/paralysis, decreased sensation, confusion, memory problems, vision changes, etc. The most visible symptoms of stroke are muscle weakness which may or may not include speech - because they are fed by the middle cerebral artery which feeds most of the cerebrum. However, you can have "silent" strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two types: Two types depending on which part of the brain is affected or sometimes they can happen together. One is expressive or motor aphasia where patient can understand words but can not or have difficulty expressing himself or talking. Second is receptive or sensory aphasia where patient talk but does not make sence. Some other types like anomia where patient has difficulty naming. Also global or mixed. ...Read more
Speech therapist: Could be very helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
A type of treatment: Stroke usually impairs functions of the pharynx and laryinx (voice box) as well as soft palate and tongue in that it pertains to swallowing and speech. Speech therapy's call is to help a stroke patient to recover some of the above functions. A licensed speech therapist will work with such a patient by teaching him to use his tongue and throat muscles to be able to swallow safely and regain speech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could someone regain speech and mobility after a acute stroke with having uncontrollable movements?
Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?
Yes to speech: A stroke can cause changes in speech if it affects speech centers in the brain. This includes sudden onset of stuttering. Stroke can present with myriad of symptoms ranging from death to the inability to move parts of the body to changes in behavior. The hallmark is the symptoms usually occur suddenly at the time of the stroke. ...Read more
Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase? ...Read more
Suspect repeat stroke due to slurred speech so went over. She was leaning to 1 side, clenching fists, unable to stand, speech slurred-whatwas goingon?
Get to the : Er asap for further evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›