There are a number of ways in which communication may be affected after a stroke. Communication problems can be broadly divided into speech difficulties and language difficulties. It is possible to have one or both of these at the same time.
The effects of a communication difficulty may be profound. You may find it hard to take in information and / or to get your message across, this is called Aphasia. The emotional effects of Aphasia may be overwhelming.
There are some complicating factors which can affect the ability to communicate and may hinder recovery. Every person is different; your speech and language therapist will advise you on your communication strengths. She will also enable you and your family to adapt to changes in communication in a positive way.