Picture flashcards can aid a range of speech and language challenges after stroke.
Stroke can often affect a patient’s ability to understand and produce speech, as well as the clarity and rate at which words are spoken. Practising with flashcards can help to regain these skills.
Flashcards can also be used to treat cognitive and memory challenges by improving recall and helping the patient relearn common words.
A stroke patient may struggle with spatial reasoning. This relates to the ability to think about objects in three dimensions, such as on top, in front and inside. Picture flashcards for stroke patients can simplify these concepts by showing a specific object in different positions. So if it is clothes, they are either on top, in front or inside a washing machine.
Flashcard sets are accessible, inexpensive and portable tools that can be used in hospital or rehab settings as well as during therapy sessions and at home.