Checking the time is firmly established in our behavior. Whether checking your watch, reading a clock on the wall, or looking at the time on your computer or phone, you’ve likely checked the time within the last few minutes. It’s habitual.
Working Memory (WM) plays a significant role in your daily life. We’re here to refresh your memory of the crucial role WM plays, and how it can be targeted to help with the recovery of your patients with brain injuries.
Aphasia is one of the most significant and common conditions caused by stroke or brain injury. Over 2 million people in the United States are currently affected by aphasia, but few outside the clinical world know what it is. In fact, given its prevalence, most people have encountered someone with aphasia but just don't know it by name.
Numbers are all around us: Whether it’s saying the date, hearing the cashier tell you the cost of groceries, reviewing charges on your receipt, or writing down a phone number. It’s nearly impossible to count the number of times you’ll find yourself speaking, listening, reading, and writing numbers each day.
Often when people suffer from any type of communication disorder, conversation and social connections disappear. Read today’s blog to find out about some tips to make conversing with friends and loved ones who have communication disorders easier for all involved!
Communicating your thoughts to others can be hard for anyone - but imagine adding Aphasia (loss of language, not intellect) on top of challenges of communication. How do I say what I feel and think without offending someone? How do I get you to understand my point? In honor of Aphasia Awareness Month, here are a few things folks with Aphasia might be thinking - and might be trying to tell you.
There are many more people than we realize living every day with some kind of brain injury, from mild to severe. Sometimes you can't tell from the outside; but rest assured, their lives have changed drastically, and they are working very hard to function in our incredibly complex world.
In medical terms, a Traumatic Brain Injury (aka TBI) is a “non-degenerative, non-congenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions.” [Medscape, Dr. Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM).
Every patient starting cognitive or speech rehabilitation therapy is different and requires a personalized therapy regimen, based on who they are, their diagnosis and the progress they are making towards their recovery goals. With the use of “big data"-driven analytics, it is now possible to micro-personalize therapy for patients.