What is speech-language pathology? And how does it help recovery from stroke or brain injury? Those are the basic questions clients have for speech-language pathologists at the beginning of care. But the answers to those questions may raise more questions, such as “How long will therapy last?” This post helps patients and caregivers understand the role SLPs play in the treatment of speech, language, and cognitive disorders. It closes with eight questions patients and caregivers may want to ask on their first visit in order to get the most out of treatment.
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).
When a person experiences brain injury, their life changes forever. They have experienced a traumatic and horrific experience already, and now must deal with the aftermath. Persons with brain injuries deserve every bit of help and respect we can give, and one of the best ways to give that is to learn more about brain injuries.
We evaluated online resources available for brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Here is the best information on prognosis, brain injury treatment, research, therapy options, clinical trials, and caregiver tips.
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.
You've had a brain injury or stroke and certain things in your daily life are affected, but not everything. You know your injury was on the right side of your brain. So, why are you having trouble with actions on the left side of your body? Here's a quick explanation of which side of the brain is responsible for what types of thoughts, emotions, and actions. You might be surprised!
Because our brains are so complex, depending on how the injury occurred, each individual’s experience living with brain injury is different.
There is so much terminology in the world of medicine, and communication disorders are no exception. We've compiled a list of some of the most common communication disorders and associated conditions that can lead to communication disorders.
Mild TBI and Concussion are often misunderstood and frequently go untreated. In today’s blog, we’ll talk about causes, symptoms, and treatment options for both mild TBI and concussion!