5 Factors You Can Control in Stroke Recovery
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Neurological rehabilitation is a complex process, influenced by many factors – most of which are outside of your control. You can’t control your age, how big your stroke was, or how severe your deficits are. You have limited control over your access to skilled therapy and whether you have a solid support network of friends and family in place. While this lack of control can leave you feeling helpless, there are some important aspects of your recovery that you can take responsibility for.
Let’s see how these 5 personal factors can impact your stroke recovery:
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These 5 “–tion” words are important factors in stroke recovery that come from inside you. Each factor plays a role in recovery, though having all 5 is not a guarantee of success if the brain injury is too severe or the goals are too big. Can you identify which factor might be hindering progress in you, your loved one, or your client? Recognizing the problem is the first step to improving it!
There are 4 other “-tion” words that are important in speech therapy: Restoration, Compensation, Participation, and Education. Read more about these components of rehabilitation in Speech Therapy: What to Expect and How to Ask for What You Want.