TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the head caused by a motor vehicle accident or a fall. Children and adults with a brain injury suffer from communication and cognitive difficulties when language areas of the brain are affected. People with a brain injury might suffer from difficulty finding words, recalling information, formulating sentences, understanding spoken messages, spelling, reading and writing. They may have trouble with social communication- taking turns, maintaining a topic, or responding to facial expressions.
How could we help?
Cognitive problems occur after TBI. Speech-language pathologists help regain cognitive- communication skills such as memory, reasoning skills, problem solving skills, and planning. Our speech-language pathologists will develop a treatment plan after the assessment. The treatment plan will vary depending on the severity and areas of difficulty. Early stages of treatment are mostly structured but eventually the treatment may include going on community outings to practice using developed skills in everyday situations. Treatment will also include teaching family members on how to facilitate interaction with their loved one.
We provide in home speech therapy in Toronto and throughout the GTA. At Speech Therapy Works, there are no waiting lists. Please call us to book an appointment (416) 553-0729.