Some Stroke Patients May Recover From Speech Deficits

Posted on Jul 09, 2013

Strokes can cause many limitations including problems with speech functions, called aphasia. Research being conducted at Northwestern University in Chicago is demonstrating that aphasia can be improved in some patients by new speech therapy techniques, including long-term group speech therapy and computerized speech therapy. These studies show that the brain continues to change. Over a lifetime. Health insurers often limit coverage for speech therapy for stroke patients to six months to a year based on the notion, that all the recovery in function that is going to occur, has occurred by that time. For patients under age 50 who face a lifetime of disability from brain injury and stroke this speech therapy research provides hope. According to the American Speech-Language Hearing association by the year 2020 as many as two million Americans will be living with aphasia. For more information about aphasia and disability, contact Omaha disabilty lawyer at (402) 933-5405 or contact [email protected]

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