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Satellite office:  

1600 Kerns Rd., Burlington, ON, L7P 3G9

Main office:  
214 Martindale Rd., Unit 203, St. Catharines, ON L2S 0B2

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If you have questions or concerns about your voice, speech, or communication, please contact me to arrange an assessment or phone consultation.

 

I look forward to speaking with you!

EMAIL:      natalia@voiceboxoffice.com

PHONE:    (905) 220-8377

FAX:          (888) 349-0448

STROKE REHABILITATION

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a blockage or burst of an artery. With inadequate blood flow, the brain is deprived of necessary oxygen, which causes the affected brain cells to die. When brain cells die, the functioning of the body parts that they control is impaired or lost.

 

Possible communication deficits following a stroke include:

  • Aphasia: difficulty understanding or producing language, either in verbal or written form

  • Dysarthria: difficulty moving the muscles used for speech production due to weakness

  • Apraxia: difficulty planning/programming the movement of the muscles used for speech production   

  • Difficulty with social communication (e.g. taking turns in conversation and problems maintaining a topic of conversation)

 

Cognitive deficits including difficulties with attention, concentration, awareness, orientation, memory, problem solving, and reasoning skills are also possible.
 

A comprehensive assessment will determine specific areas of impairment so that appropriate, functional treatment goals can be developed. Direct intervention can help you or your loved one learn to communicate more effectively during daily interactions and the use of compensatory strategies or assistive devices can also be trained to enhance performance.  

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