Posted by: tinyeye | January 29, 2009

TinyEYE: Recognizing a Stroke

Speech Therapy Telepractice

We are all touched by disease – the steps we take today may pave the path we walk tomorrow.

This year I am pleased to be a Zone Coordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation canvassing fundraiser.  As a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with stroke survivors and their families for a number of years, I clearly realize the value of prevention and early intervention.

Did you know that quickly responding to a stroke can significantly improve survival and recovery?  Unfortunately, many people may temporarily experience signs of a stroke and then neglect to report the episode.  Sometimes this mini-stroke is a warning that something much bigger is on the way.  Take the warning as a blessing and call 9-1-1.

The following warning signs were taken from www.heartandstroke.com where you can also find very helpful information about understanding and trying to prevent a stroke.

The five signs

Stroke can be treated. That is why it is so important to recognize and respond to the warning signs.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/speech.jpgWeakness – Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/speech.jpgTrouble speaking – Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/vision.jpgVision problems – Sudden trouble with vision, even if temporary.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/headache.gifHeadache – Sudden severe and unusual headache.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/dizziness.jpgDizziness – Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.


If you experience any of these symptoms, CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3483933/k.CD67/Stroke.htm?src=home

Take care of you!

If a school district in your area needs Speech-Language Pathologists, please let me know by email as we at TinyEYE can help!

Marnee Brick, Speech-Language Pathologist, TinyEYE.com

Marnee Brick, Speech-Language Pathologist, TinyEYE.com

Marnee Brick, MSc
Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of of Speech Therapy
TinyEYE Therapy Services (Speech Therapy Telepractice)

http://www.TinyEYE.com-Online Speech Therapy Telepractice

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  1. […] TinyEYE: Recognizing a Stroke « Marnee Brick’s Speech Therapy …If you experience any of these symptoms, CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately. http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3483933/k.CD67/Stroke.htm?src=home. Take care of you! …  read more… […]


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