Meet Kristie Sicard

After surviving a stroke, Kristie Sicard came to Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital for her therapy. The stroke occurred in the language area of her brain, so now she has aphasia and verbal apraxia. When she began her speech therapy, she struggled to get any words out in order to communicate. She made excellent progress during her stay and during a trip to Dunkin Donuts on her last day of therapy she was able to order a “small, caramel mocha iced coffee with cream and sugar” by talking along with a video pre-recorded (and practiced!) on her smartphone. Her therapeutic recreation therapist, Jessica, and speech therapist, Liz, were excited to share in celebrating her progress with her!