International Stuttering Awareness Day – Oct. 22, 2011 | Learn More about Stuttering Causes and Care
October 22nd is designated as International Stuttering Awareness Day—a day to educate consumers on the causes and treatment options available for people suffering from a speech disorder, such as stuttering and stammering .
In some cases, stuttering is the result of a neurological condition or injury—also known as neurogenic stuttering. This includes such illnesses and injuries such as ischemic attacks, stroke, traumatic head injuries, degenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s), meningitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and in some cases, neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord.
Fortunately for patients suffering from neurogenic stuttering, MountainView Hospital Las Vegas provides one of the best certified stroke centers in the country. In fact, our stroke center is the proud recipient of the “Get with the Guidelines” Silver Performance Achievement Award by the American Stroke Association. The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center here at MountainView Hospital provides a number of services for neurogenic stuttering patients, including diagnosis, treatment, education, and community outreach. Studies show that someone in America suffers from a stroke every 45 seconds, making it one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. That’s why our stroke program is led by a team of highly trained nurses and board-certified doctors who work to identify the symptoms of stroke as soon as possible and provide treatment to reduce the risk of long-term disability.
MountainView Hospital also offers a comprehensive neurosciences program alongside the Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, providing a number of surgical services for conditions impacting the brain and spine.
For more information on stuttering and stammering, the warning signs of a stroke, to find a MountainView Hospital physician that specializes in neurological conditions, or schedule an appointment with our stroke center, visit MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas online or contact us directly at (702) 255-5000.