What is the theory behind this stroke speech therapy worksheet?
A stroke is a disorder that develops when there is insufficient blood flow to a certain area of the brain. The most frequent causes of this are a blocked artery or brain haemorrhage. Without a regular blood supply, the cells of the brain begin to die. It affects semantic knowledge, verbal fluency, attention, memory, and other motor skills. Communication issues could arise for someone who has had a left-brain stroke. Patients recovering from a stroke can overcome these communication difficulties with speech therapy techniques.
How will the worksheet help?
Speech issues occur when the language centre of the brain is harmed as a result of an event such a stroke. This worksheet presents speech exercises for those with a speech issue.
How to use the worksheet?
During the session, the therapist provides the worksheet to the client and makes them practise the exercise and instruct the client to practise the exercise at home.
Stroke speech therapy worksheet
This exercise will help you in saying consonants that you find difficult to say. Practice the exercise 6-10 times daily.
Note down the consonants that you find difficult to say. E.g., B, R,T or any other.
Now pair it with all the five vowels (a,e,i,o,u) and practice it again and again.
|Sample The consonant is “T” then it is paired with vowels as “ta”, “te”,”ti”,”to” and “tu”.|
Stroke: What it is, causes, symptoms, treatment & types. (n.d.). Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/5601-stroke
Team Stamurai. (2022, June 20). 10 speech therapy exercises for stroke patients. stamurai.com. https://stamurai.com/blog/speech-therapy-exercises-stroke-patients/
You can download this worksheet here.