After a stroke, many people face communication challenges. Some people have trouble speaking. Some have difficulty understanding words spoken by others. Reading, writing and math skills may also be affected.
Most stroke survivors can improve their ability to communicate, but no one can tell you how much improvement to expect. The fastest improvement usually happens in the weeks and months right after the stroke. Between six months and a year, progress
may slow down. But with ongoing effort, improvement may continue for years, though typically at a slower pace.