Short but intense round of alternative speech therapy may be a better solution for restoring language skills lost to a stroke than any traditional methods.

Specialists have found that stroke/post-stroke survivors who have difficulty in speaking or understanding speech, showed some good improvements in language and communication skills after a short term of intense speech therapy.

Language impairment occurs in more than a third of people after a stroke; but up to 60% still have language impairments for more than six months after a stroke. This condition in medical terms is known as chronic aphasia.

Sometimes speech may return all of a sudden on its own even without treatment. This condition happens generally after a minor stroke. If the stroke survivor’s speech returns, it often happens within a few days, although this happens quite rarely. Anyone who has suffered from a severe stroke, causing significant damage to one’s speech pattern, needs a specialized form of voice rehabilitation in order to regain their speech.

This form of voice rehabilitation (known as the Vocal Science™ Method) has been proven to help post stroke/accident survivors regain vocal skills lost by damage sustained during the stroke or accident. This method of voice/vocal rehabilitation will include physical body movements and specialized vocal instruction that will teach the voice disorder sufferer how to correctly and effectively use their speaking (and, if applicable, singing) voice.

This method of treatment will indeed teach the voice disorder sufferer how to use and improve their speaking skills; however, depending on the severity of the post-stroke/accident symptoms, the time of voice recovery may vary.

The process of the human voice recovering from a stroke is difficult and it takes a lot of motivation and patience. With that said, stick with the voice recovery process and your hard work will surely pay off. Also, be realistic about your recovery. While some people have minor brain damage and minor aphasia, others have more severe damage and may not be able to completely recover their voices after their initial stroke. Therefore, it is imperative that you come into this form of alternative speech therapy with realistic goals in mind and a realistic mindset with respect of the level of complete voice recovery.

While no shortcut exists for hard work and time, this form of voice restoration can certainly make the recovery process more efficient. Having a program that tailors to your recovery needs, in combination with the latest discoveries of voice enhancement, can increase your chances of reaching your potential; and in a shorter time than you may have thought possible.


For more information on Voice Disorder Treatments for those who had their voices compromised due to a stroke or accident, contact The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair. | 416-857-8741

Author's Bio: 

Ms. Yampolsky is one of the world's foremost specialists on the topic of the human voice and is the creator of Vocal Science(TM), a unique and truly revolutionary accelerated vocal development technique. It is a holistic and scientific approach to voice mechanics that enables all singers and speakers to reach their full potential in an extremely short period of time. Based in Ontario, Canada, Diana works with a worldwide spectrum of clientele as a Vocal Coach/Consultant, In-Studio Vocal Production Expert and Non-Surgical Voice Repair Specialist.