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HealthInfo Aoraki-South Canterbury

Speech & communication difficulties

Stroke, brain injury or other damage to the nerves or muscles can cause problems with speech and communication. Usually you will need to see a qualified speech language therapist. But on these pages you can find information about different speech and language difficulties and advice on how you can help yourself or someone you are caring for. Some of the information is intended to be used with specific advice from a speech language therapist.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2016.

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Apraxia of speech


Communication strategies

Community groups for communication difficulties

Speech & language delay or disorder

Speech language therapists


Page reference: 79694

Review key: HISCD-79694