Following a concussion or a stroke, many people experience difficulties with their ability to communicate or their ability to swallow. Difficulties understanding what has been said, losing words or expressing words due to damage to specific areas of the brain has an impact on a person’s ability to communicate effectively, and can lead to a loss of confidence and in some cases depression. Swallowing can also be impacted by damage to the brain, which can lead to difficulties eating and drinking.
Thankfully, the brain is very adaptable, and with specific therapy most people can overcome these difficulties. Proactive’s Speech and Language Therapists are part of our team of healthcare experts, and are often bought in to help to provide a complete service for clients experiencing communication or swallowing difficulties following brain injury from stroke or concussion.