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Communication and Swallowing Conditions

Among the common side effects for stroke patients are trouble communicating or swallowing. These side effects depend on the severity of the stroke and the part of the brain affected. Communication and swallowing side effects can include:

  • Aphasia (neurological disorder that affects language)
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory overload
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia