Epilepsy and Seizures

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about epilepsy and seizures.

If a patient experiences speech problems after epilepsy surgery, what therapies are available?

Dr. Barbara Phillips discusses therapy options for patients with speech and memory issues after epilepsy surgery. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


If someone is having difficulty with speech, such as the ability to find the right word or a little more trouble with memory, speech therapy will help. It takes a little while for the brain to recover and function properly again. Part of the brain was removed, and the brain has to adjust. Occupational therapy also will help. Medicines to prevent seizures will help. Finally, time will help. It usually takes several months before people feel like they're perfectly back to normal.

Source: Barbara Phillips, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Arshi Naz, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute