Treatment of Language, Motor Speech Impairments, and Dysphagia

Maria Anderson, MS, CCC/SLP; Jessie Anzalone, MA, CCC/SLP; Lauren Holland, MS, CCC/SLP; Elvira Tracey, MA, CCC/SLP Neurorehabilitation p. 471-493 June 2011, Vol.17, No.3 doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000399068.77191.12
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Language, speech, cognitive-associated communication deficits, and dysphagia are common following acquired brain injury (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and others). Treatment of these disorders can be divided into restorative, compensatory, and supportive approaches. Although therapy must be individualized for each person, components of all three approaches are necessary to maximize an individual's recovery. This article provides a general overview of traditional as well as state-of-the-art treatment for aphasia, cognitive-linguistic impairments, dysarthria, apraxia, and dysphagia.

Address correspondence to Ms Maria Anderson, Unity Health System, 89 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611, [email protected].

Relationship Disclosure: Ms Anderson, Ms Anzalone, Ms Holland, and Ms Tracey report no disclosures.

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© 2011 American Academy of Neurology