Ay-fay-zia is a communication disorder that is common after stroke. We are lucky to have world-leading aphasia researchers right here in Australia. They recently got together to write the Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway. You can find out more about it here.
The pathway shows that people with aphasia may continue to improve in speech therapy more than 6 months after their stroke. This means that if you are now home from hospital and starting to settle back into life, and you want to communicate better, you should do something about it! You can contact Wollongong Speech Pathology to discuss your goals. Even better, speak to your GP about having services subsidised by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management program.