Communication and swallowing disorders common following stroke, other illnesses and injuries in adults
With speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders common following stroke, head and neck cancer, traumatic brain injury (TBI), COVID-19, and a variety of other illnesses and injuries, speech-language pathologists in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Hennepin Healthcare encourage colleagues to learn the signs—and seek an evaluation—if they have concerns about themselves, a loved one, or a patient served.
“A person’s ability to communicate effectively is something that is easy to take for granted until it is compromised,” says Adam Terrell, Speech Pathologist in the Traumatic Outpatient Brain Injury Program. “Communication enables us to connect with others. It is needed to learn, to earn a living, and to fulfill our basic wants and needs. Given this, it is critical people know the signs of communication disorders, and the availability of help from certified speech-language pathologists. (more…)