If you have experienced a stroke, you may be having difficulty swallowing. Swallowing difficulties can be extremely frustrating and impact your quality of life. A speech-language pathologist who specializes in swallowing disorders can help you regain your ability to swallow efficiently and safely.
While in the hospital after a stroke, you are screened to determine your ability to swallow safely. Following the assessment, a speech-language pathologist develops a treatment plan to meet your specific needs, which includes exercises to improve coordination of muscle movements in the mouth and throat.