Rehabilitation After Stroke: Speech Therapy

we’ve been working on a speech therapy
for a little while now okay and I just
wanted to briefly review you know what we’re doing here in speech
therapy okay a lot of times you know people might think speech
therapy what do I need speech therapy for I speak fine but in actuality speech therapy
kinda encompasses so much more than just the act of talking so typically when a patient is admitted on the stroke unit
or the head injury unit will evaluate a multitude of different skill areas including swallowing
disorders including speech language skills voice ability and also something called
cognitive linguistics skills get okay so what that incorporates is everything from your ability to maintain attention
concentration problem-solving skills short term memory working memory all the way down to
something called deductive reasoning skills so that the main area that
we’ve been addressing since you’ve been here it’s not that you have any swallowing trouble
no speech issues it’s more you’re focusing on that
short term memory that divided attention to help you know
with things like multi tasking when you’re at home or at work on and we do that as you know with a multitude of
different activities okay the one activity that I wanna work on today is actually with our iPad ok and an
application called visual attention going to the practice
mode first okay and what it’s going to do is its
going to give you either symbol or a letter and what you have to
do is you have to touch each one of the indicated symbols or
letters as quickly and efficiently as you can okay what we’re looking to do is
you’re looking to make sure you don’t miss any but at the same time you know
maintaining a pace that is going to work for you. Ok we will start
with the practice all right we will start with similar letters and then we can always
switch it up okay so it’s touch each target in order from left to right
top to bottom so essentially the same way you would read a book.
okay Alright so now we have every I and H, OK good this actually help me find it if I miss one that find yeah exactly Explains to you know how many seconds
it took how many targets there were and what
percentage you found on the first try so that what is nice about this app because
the records everything for you so it takes some other work out and it
gives you you know that objective measure so we
could say you know today Joe you did eighty percent my next week you do
ninety five percent you know so it gives you that concrete evidence. Essentially what its going to do
is its going to record how long it takes you to touch
the number that they say. 46,4,2 All right it gives you that nice
auditory feedback. That one was definitely a lot quicker okay the first one was 38 the second one, excuse me, the first one was
eighty-five the second one was thirty-eight OK, thats definitely improving. Give it another try
okay okay 25 ,59 39


  1. Thank you for showing our Visual Attention Therapy app in this video! It's so great to see it being used to help this man in his recovery. A free trial of the app is available here:

  2. Thanks very much for this informative video. I would like to share it with friends and colleagues who have hearing or auditory processing difficulties, but the automatic captions are inaccurate in many places. ("I speak fine" was translated as "decline", etc.) Can you correct the autocaptions? If you need help with this process, the CCACaptioning website has Do It Yourself instructions or someone with CaptionMatch might be able to help you. Best regards, Judy Bailey, Centreville, Virginia

  3. I experienced it. So very hard to go back to where i start. Like speech problem and my mind is slow thinking. I cant use my right body . I had a severe sick(brain aneurysm) . Im 16 yrs.old. 😊

  4. There is no facility for speech therapy in my city so what can I do to give speech therapy at home by me.

  5. am an occupational therapist from kenya with diploma, do yoiu have any scholoarship for speech therapy at your hospital?

  6. I have been having input from Mrs Van Gran, Mrs Rochester, Miss Jackson, Vanessa in form of individual clinical sessions, therapy night's, girl's group, knitt and chat, sensory diet, eating group to help with dysphagia, oromoter exercises.

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