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Title: Communication and swallowing difficulties following stroke (Links to English resource)
Summary: 60% of people who have had a stroke will develop a swallowing difficulty (dysphagia), while around 20% will have difficulty using speech. A further 30% of all people who have had a stroke will have difficulty articulating ideas or comprehending written or spoken language (aphasia).
Organisation: Speech Pathology Australia
Last reviewed: June 2021
Target audience: General
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