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Speech, occupational

A speech therapist may be recommended if you need help improving your ability to talk, understand, read, write or think. The therapist can also help if swallowing is difficult for you.

An occupational therapist may be recommended to help you improve your ability to do everyday activities such as eating, dressing and getting yourself ready for the day. The therapist may work with you to increase your safety and independence while taking a bath or cooking and help improve your arm and hand strength, coordination, memory, judgment and problem-solving skills.

A physical therapist may be recommended to help you become more independent with walking and moving around. Your therapist will also help you improve your balance, strength and flexibility.