Writing after a stroke

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Has anyone had writing problems after a stroke and where to you get help for it

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    Practise basically.

    If you had movement problems, such as you arm after your stroke, you should have been sent for neuro physio. But that would not normally cover things such as writing, Your brain just has to relearn over time.

    Most people's handwriting is not as neat after a major stroke, because the brain does not instruct the nerves to move properly. Of course if you had major problems in that you could not write at all, then that should have been covered with the neuro physio.

    But the first thing they tell you at neuro physio, is it is not like normal physio, if your brain has lost communication with your nerves, there is not os much you can do, except keep practising and hoping over time that it will improve.

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    I have a friend who had speech and writing issues after a stroke. She had help from the community occupational therapist who helped with both problems. Try contacting your local Social Services and they can arrange for a O.T. To visit you at home.

    Good luck


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