A team of professionals is typically involved in assessment and treatment of individuals with TBI/ABI.
Assessment for Brain Injury:
Speech-Language Pathologists are qualified to test and diagnose acquired cognitive communication disorders.
These may include one or any combination of the following:
Motor speech production
Fluency (neurogenic stuttering)
Oral language (understanding and expression)
Written language (reading and writing skills)
Cognitive communication (thinking skills, memory, attention, etc.)
Social communication (pragmatics)
Our Speech-Language Pathologists work in collaboration with other professionals on your team.
Treatment for Brain Injury:
Following a Cognitive Communication Assessment, an treatment plan is established to work on one or more of the following:
Improving speech clarity and fluency
Expressing thoughts more effectively
Improving understanding of what you read
Improve attention during daily tasks and activities
Improve problem-solving, planning, and organization skills
Improve memory using tools like memory books, calendars, and to-do lists
Improve social skills including taking turns in conversation, reading social cues, etc.
Learn ways to swallow safely
*Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association